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Nitrogen (symbol N) is a chemical element, a gas with atomic number 7 on the periodic table.

Characteristics and history

Nitrogen has an atomic mass of 14.0067, and was discovered by Humans for the first time in Scotland on Earth's European continent in the year 1772. (ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual)

Nitrogen can commonly be found in the atmospheres of class M, class O and class P planets. (ST reference: Star Charts)

Ethane listed on planet scan.

In the year 2365, a sensor scan by the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D registered diatomic nitrogen (N2) comprising 57% of the atmosphere of the planet Theta VIII. (TNG episode: "The Royale")

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