(covers information from several alternate timelines)
Veridian was the primary of the Veridian star system, and was located not far from Amargosa. The star was able to sustain life, as the fourth planet in the Veridian system was host to a pre-industrial sentient species.
In 2371, Dr. Tolian Soran tried to collapse the star using his trilithium weapon, which would have changed the course of the Nexus ribbon to intersect Veridian III. However, he was prevented from doing so by Captains Jean-Luc Picard and James T. Kirk.