Argus X was the uninhabited tenth planet orbiting the primary Argus. This star, located in the Alpha Quadrant, was over a thousand light years away from the Tycho system.

In 2268, the USS Enterprise conducted a planetary survey of Argus X, discovering a large vein of tritanium ore. Captain James T. Kirk sent a recommendation to Starfleet for a survey vessel to be dispatched to this planet as a result of the rich find.

Also discovered on the planet by the Enterprise landing party was the dangerous dikironium cloud creature, which attacked and killed (or nearly killed) five security guards. (TOS: "Obsession")

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This planet's quadrant of origin is inferred based on the position of its star as seen in the star chart appearing in the Star Trek: Picard episode "Maps and Legends".

For the original production of the episode, the planet model for Argus X was first used for Delta Vega ("Where No Man Has Gone Before"). It was used again for Alfa 177 ("The Enemy Within", Tantalus V ("Dagger of the Mind"), Planet Q ("The Conscience of the King"), Benecia ("The Conscience of the King"), Gothos ("The Squire of Gothos"), Lazarus' planet ("The Alternative Factor"), Beta III ("The Return of the Archons"), Janus VI ("The Devil in the Dark"), Organia ("Errand of Mercy"), and Mudd ("I, Mudd"). It was later used for Ardana ("The Cloud Minders").

For the remastered episode, a new planet model was created by CGI artist Max Gabl.

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