Vulcan (planet)

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Class: M
Type: Planet
Native Species: Vulcan
Location: Vulcan system
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets

Vulcan is a Class M planet in the Vulcan system and homeworld of the humanoid Vulcans, a founding member of the United Federation of Planets.

The planet is located "a little over" 16 light years from Earth. It has no moons, but appears to have close planetary companions.

Planetary features

Vulcan has a considerably higher gravity and thinner atmosphere than Earth.

Its climate is generally harsh, with most of the surface consisting of large deserts or mountain ranges, along with scattered small seas. Desert areas are prone to large amounts of heat, light and electrical sand fire storms.

There are several tourist attractions on Vulcan, including active volcanos, ancient ruins, and lava fields.

Other points of interest include multiple wildlife preserves, and religious sites such as the Temple of Amonak, the Temple of T'Panit and the T'Karath Sanctuary.


As early as the mid-20th century the planet Vulcan had contact with the Tellarites and, covertly, with Humans. By the late 21st or early 22nd century they had established contact with the Humans, Cardassians, Klingons, Tholians and Trill, among others.

In 2152, there were over a million physicians on Vulcan.

During the mid-22nd century, the death penalty was still common practice in Vulcan courts for a small number of offenses, including treason.

Before co-founding the Federation in 2161, Vulcan was in conflict with Andoria. It controlled the Coridan government, and had exchanged ambassadors with Earth and Qo'noS, among others.

Images of planet Vulcan