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Nibiru was a class M world that the USS Enterprise was assigned to observe in 2259 of the Kelvin timeline. (TOS - Countdown to Darkness comic: "Issue 4"; TOS video game: Star Trek; TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek Into Darkness; ST video game: Star Trek App)


It was determined that a volcano on the world was going to erupt and cause the extinction of the planet's species, notably the Nibirans. The Enterprise crew enacted a Prime Directive-defying plan to save the people by stopping the eruption with a cold fusion device. In doing so, the natives became aware of the ship and crew. This eventually led to Admiral Christopher Pike chewing out Captain James T. Kirk and Spock, while regaining control of the vessel with Kirk becoming his first officer. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek Into Darkness)

This may be the same planet as Nibiru III.

Alternate realities

In another alternate reality, the USS Enterprise visited Nibiru prior to 2261. (TOS - Parallel Lives comic: "Part 1")

In the world where Spock was known as Simon Grayson, Nibiru was not visited by the Enterprise until 2263 with the volcano threatening to wipe out all life on the planet. For reasons unknown, Captain Christopher Pike ventured down to the surface where he was sighted and pursued by the natives. Though ordering Grayson to leave him behind, the commander violated orders and sent a shuttlecraft to rescue the captain, reasoning that the volcano would clean up any cultural contamination. (TOS - IDIC comic: "Part 1")



planets visited by the USS Enterprise (Kelvin timeline)
EarthVulcanDelta Vega (Vulcan system)SaturnTitanDelta Vega (Delta Vega sector)Taurus IIMakus IIIDenevaGamma Trianguli VIBeta IIIIota Geminorum IVNew VulcanPhaedusNibiruuninhabited planetoidParthenon 559KhitomerQo'noSHinrichs VDark MarketBanks-216Nodell-16OaCeti Alpha VVondem

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