Name for the star in the Silarian sector and one of its six planets that was populated with a technological humanoid culture until it died out 1,000 years ago when the star went nova. Before their demise, the populous had hospitals, early electronic voice communication, and extensive farming -- but little if any space science. To preserve their story for a future historian, the people launched an interstellar satellite after a decade of development that contained recorded memories of their lives in a virtual history that would eventually be transferred directly into a recipient being's brain (Captain Picard's, as it turned out). Scientists had avoided releasing the truth too early to avoid a public panic since they could only launch small missiles, not evacuation ships. At the time of the launch, natives all wore protective hats and used skin protector outside due to the unbearably intense sun.