Theta VIII

An inhospitable Class C planet in Federation space near Klingon patrol routes with a surface temperature of -291 C., winds up to 312 meters per second, ammonia tornadoes, orange lightning, and an atmosphere includes nitrogen, methane and liquid neon. An exception is a Class M area where aliens erected a sanctuary for stranded American astronaut Stephen Richey. Its age is estimated at 7.2 million solar years; its "day" is 15.3 solar hours and its "year," 863 solar days.