Rana IV was the formerly inhabited fourth planet in the Delta Rana system. The planet had three moonss.

The planet was the home of a Federation colony in the 24th century. By 2366, the colony had a population of eleven thousand. A species of tea native to this planet was cultivated by the colonists and brewed for drinking. The colony lacked interstellar spacecraft.

In that year, the Husnock destroyed both the colony and the planet, killing all save for one colonist. The planet surface was severely scarred, with no bodies of water, no vegetation, nor artificial structures. (TNG: "The Survivors")

Background information

"RAW-nuh" was the pronunciation for this planet's name from the script pronunciation guide. [1]

In the script, it was the ninth planet, not the fourth planet, which was the location of the colony.

The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 201) classified Delta Rana IV as a class M planet.

The Star Trek: Star Charts ("United Federation of Planets I") listed Delta Rana IV as a Federation member in 2378.

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