In 2263 the planet was visited by the USS Constellation, teams from the Constellation took biological samples and discovered what would become known as the Meta-genome. This discovery resulted in the fast tracked construction of Starbase 47 nearby.
By 2265 the planet had become home to a Starfleet Intelligence Outpost under command of Dean Singer. A starship attached to Starbase 47, the USS Bombay, was destroyed over the planet by a group of Tholian vessels whilst attempting to delivery supplies to the outpost. (VAN novel: Harbinger)