Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
A protostar was a star in the earliest stage of development, when interstellar gas was still undergoing gravitational collapse and nuclear fusion at the core has just begun. The Argolis Cluster was an example of a protostar cluster. (DS9: "Behind the Lines")
Collapsing protostars sometimes emit E-band bursts. Protostars were ruled out as a cause for an E-band emission detected on the Enterprise-D in 2367, because there were no protostars within the sector. (TNG: "The Mind's Eye")
Protostars are often marked by high levels of magnetascopic interference, which impair sensor function. While undercover with the Maquis in 2370, Ro Laren used a protostar in the Topin system as cover to steal medical supplies from the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")
In 2371, the USS Voyager discovered a protostar with unusually intense photonic activity. They collected samples of photonic matter in the hopes of improving their systems, but found that they had in fact captured photonic lifeforms native to the star. (VOY: "Heroes and Demons")
The following year, during the Dominion War, Jadzia Dax commanded the Defiant on a mission in the Argolis Cluster to destroy a Dominion sensor array. She had studied protostar clusters and would be able to recognize the gravimetric distortions from them. (DS9: "Behind the Lines")