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Where does the assumption that the planet is named "Carnel" come from? The only mention in the script is that Picard first saw Tasha in "a Carnelian minefield." That could mean a minefield on Carnelia, a minefield laid down by a race called the Carnelians, even a field of mines made from the gemstone carnelian. Also it's spelled "Carnelian" in the script and on StarTrek.com, not "Carnellian."

You are correct, the script only talks about a "Carnelian minefield", without claiming that "Carnel" is a planet. I tagged this article with a message because I don't have access to the episode myself - it might be worded slightly different there. If it isn't, this article should either be deleted, or rewritten and moved to become an article about the carnelian minefield itself... -- Cid Highwind 23:19, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Here's what Picard says in the episode, a direct transcript:
"Let me tell you about your sister. The first time I saw Natasha Yar, she was making her way through a Carnelian mine field to reach a wounded colonist. Her ship had responded to their distress call as had mine. When it was all over, I requested that she be assigned to the Enterprise. Her ship's captain owed me a favor."
"Carnelian" could be the name of a race or a planet, but it could just as well be the mineral Carnelian. --Jörg 23:34, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, Jörg. :) -- Cid Highwind 23:42, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

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