Amargosa was the primary of the Amargosa system.

In the 24th century, this star was studied by a Federation observatory where Dr. Tolian Soran developed his trilithium weapon. From the observatory, Soran launched the weapon into Amargosa in 2371 and collapsed the star, producing a level 12 shock wave that destroyed everything in the system.

The collapse of Amargosa had several repercussions in its sector of space. These effects included an increase in gamma emissions of .05% and a change in the ambient magnetic field. The most important effect was that gravitational forces were altered, forcing the USS Bozeman to make a minor course correction. The same forces altered the flight path of the Nexus ribbon as Soran had planned, as part of his attempt to bring the ribbon to Veridian III. (Star Trek Generations)

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 64) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Stellar Cartography", p. 16; "Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), Amargosa was classified as a neutron star/pulsar.
The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 22) classified Amargosa as a yellow giant star.

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