Iota Geminorum is a star with an associated star system located in the galaxy's Beta Quadrant, visible from Earth in the Gemini constellation, in or near Federation space and the Klingon Empire's borders.

History and specifics[edit | edit source]

It is a large G class yellow star with magnitude -1 located in the general vicinity of Outpost Delta 1, as well as Sigma Geminorum, Boreth and the Alawanir Nebula. (ST reference: Star Charts)

Iota Geminorum's orbit was the location of a number of worlds, including fourth planet Iota Geminorum IV, a.k.a. Tribble Prime, the homeworld of tribbles.

In 2259 of the Kelvin timeline, the USS Enterprise detected a Klingon bird-of-prey in the system, then disarmed a series of bombs on the fourth planet. (TOS - The Truth About Tribbles comics: "Part 1", "Part 2")

In 2267 in the prime reality, Argelian exobiologist Yersa began traveling to the system, visiting several times. (TOS - Strange New Worlds short story: "The Last Tribble")

In 2268, the IKS Gr'oth entered the system and used quantum bombs to cause the extinction of tribbles. (TOS - New Visions comic: "The Great Tribble Hunt")

System makeup[edit | edit source]

Iota Geminorum system primary star

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

Stars, systems and objects of the Gemini constellation
37 Geminorum (Kantare) • Alpha Geminorum (Castor)Beta Geminorum (Pollux) • Delta Geminorum (Goren) • Epsilon GeminorumGamma Geminorum (Alhena) • Iota Geminorum (Tribble system) • Kappa GeminorumLambda GeminorumRho Geminorum (Preenos) • Sigma GeminorumXi Geminorum (Alzirr) • Zeta Geminorum (Maximilian)
Alpha and Beta Quadrant stars and star systems (I)
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Alpha Quadrant stars and systems (I) IadaraIbarriIconiaInkariaIota AndromedaeIota BoötisIota CepheiIota DraconisIota Ursae MajorisIrtokIzar system Alpha Quadrant icon image.
Beta Quadrant stars and systems (I) i CentauriIconiaIkaliaImagaIota EridaniIota GeminorumIota LeonisIota PavonisIvor Beta Quadrant icon image.

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