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Asteroid containing Internment Camp 371

Asteroids impacting a planet

An asteroid was a type of planetary body that was generally smaller than a planetoid, and which were the primary component of asteroid belts. They might host asteroid colonies.

Spock once made the distinction between a planetoid and asteroid while describing Gamma Canaris N as "more than an asteroid," "like a small planetoid." (TOS: "Metamorphosis")

An asteroid hit the Terra Nova colony in 2083 and the toxic debris forced the colonists of the Terra Nova Expedition to relocate under the surface. (ENT: "Terra Nova")

In the 22nd century, Nausicaan pirates built cargo bases into asteroids. (ENT: "Fortunate Son")

In an alternate timeline, Commander Charles Tucker III and Sub-Commander T'Pol had their honeymoon in cargo bay 3 of Enterprise NX-01, which Tucker filled with sand they dug up from a passing asteroid. (ENT: "")

In 2268, an asteroid threatened to collide with the planet Amerind. The USS Enterprise was ordered to prevent it, but was unsuccessful. The asteroid was eventually deflected by a device placed on the planet by an earlier civilization when the device was activated by Commander Spock. (TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome")

Also that year, what was initially believed to be a mere asteroid was in fact a spaceship. (TOS: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky")

In the mid-2270s, while on an intercept course with V'ger, the Enterprise was trapped in an unstable wormhole created by an antimatter imbalance of the warp core, and was briefly threatened by an asteroid with a mass of point seven. Lieutenant Pavel Chekov destroyed it with a photon torpedo causing the wormhole to collapse freeing the Enterprise. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

In 2365, while on approach to Bringloid V, the USS Enterprise-D passed an asteroid. (TNG: "Up The Long Ladder")

The Dominion was fond of constructing facilities on or around asteroids, such as internment camps like Internment Camp 371 and ketracel-white facilities. (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow", "By Inferno's Light", "A Time to Stand")

According to Croden, the Chamra Vortex is home to millions of asteroids. Croden concealed his daughter Yareth in one of the larger asteroids. (DS9: "Vortex")

The infamous Klingon penal colony Rura Penthe was constructed on a particularly inhospitable asteroid. (ENT: "Judgment"; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

In 2373, the Etanian Order bombarded a Nezu colony with manufactured asteroids as a prelude to annexing the planet. (VOY: "Rise")

In 2374, the Cardassians placed the Subspace power generator on the asteroid moon for the Cardassian orbital weapon platforms. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")

In the real world, eleven Sol system asteroids have been named after Star Trek-related people or references: 31556 Shatner, 2309 Mr. Spock, 4659 Roddenberry, 4864 Nimoy, 7307 Takei, 9777 Enterprise, 26733 Nanavisitor, 68410 Nichols, 155142 Tenagra, 391257 Wilwheaton, and 26734 Terryfarrell.
In the final draft script of ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights", Keyla purported that she and her husband had settled on an asteroid in their own star system and work to mine the asteroid had been initiated by a few hundred colonists, though the asteroid had then been attacked by Suliban.


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