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For the novel series, please see Star Trek: New Earth.

New Earth was the third planet of a seven-planet star system orbiting a yellow dwarf star in the Delta Quadrant.

Containing forest and at least one river, it was home to a type of burrowing insect, and a primate species. The ambient temperature was sufficient to allow outdoor bathing for at least a part of the year. The planet differed from Earth in that plasma storms occurred randomly in the upper atmosphere.

The name of the planet was coined by Captain Kathryn Janeway and Commander Chakotay in 2372, when they were forced to leave the USS Voyager and live on the planet because of a rare viral infection that they'd contracted from an insect bite. Janeway also designated an area of the planet Beta 4, apparently in function of her insect trap research.

Janeway and Chakotay set up a modular shelter to serve as a permanent home. Although these facilities were basic, they were in keeping with their low-tech environment.

The Vidiians were also aware of the planet, and had developed anti-viral agent to combat the disease. (VOY: "Resolutions")

According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 85), the New Earth system was located in non-aligned space between the Vidiian Sodality and the Kazon Collective, in the Delta Quadrant. This system was a binary star system. Primary was a Class G star with a magnitude of +3, which was ten times the brightness of Sol. Secondary was a Class M star. The USS Voyager visited this system on stardate 49690. The Federation starship traveled 70 light years; then, on stardate 49892, the 'Voyager returned to New Earth to pick up Janeway and Chakotay.

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