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Barzan II was an inhabited planet, a class M world located in the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant. It was the second planet of the Barzan system and homeworld of the sapient, humanoid Barzan species. (TNG episode: "The Price")
History and specifics
Barzan II was an independent planet, the homeworld of the Barzan civilization. From orbit, this world had a visibly green coloration and an extremely thick cloud cover. Most other species from class M planets could not tolerate the non-class M atmosphere and breathing devices were needed for Barzans leaving the world. (ST website: StarTrek.com)
In the year 2366, a wormhole was discovered near the planet leading the Barzans to negotiate access with various Alpha Quadrant powers. A short while later, it was determined that the Barzan wormhole was unstable and thus lead to the negotiations falling apart after the Ferengi Alliance won the bid. (TNG episode: "The Price")
While the Alpha Quadrant terminus of the wormhole remained in place, its exit jumped across the galaxy. In 2373, the Federation starship USS Voyager attempted to stabilise the Barzan wormhole. Interference from the Ferengi Arridor and Kol allowed the Barzan Explorer to return through the wormhole to Barzan II before it destabilised, causing both ends to jump around the galaxy unpredictably. (VOY episode: "False Profits")
Barzan II joined the United Federation of Planets in the 25th century. The time-displaced Nhan learned of this fact during a mission to rescue the Barzan-operated USS Tikhov-M from an ion storm. Nhan had not believed it likely for her people to become Federation members. (DSC episode: "Die Trying")
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