For other uses, see Corona.

The corona is the outermost layer of a star's atmosphere which is made of plasma and is hotter than the underlying photosphere.

When the USS Enterprise came under attack by eight Klingon warships in 2275, the Enterprise managed to lure one vessel, the IKS Amak, into the corona of 102 Piscium where its hull buckled and the ship was destroyed. (TOS novel: The Wounded Sky)

In 2372, the astrophysics department aboard the USS Enterprise-E reported that that the corona of Pantera had become increasingly unstable and was on a build-up to produce flare activity. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: A Sea of Troubles)

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