The planet of Terra Nova is the capital planet of United Republics of Federated Systems, and is located near the centre of the URFS. The planet is the new homeworld of the human race, now known as Terran humans, since the ecosystem of Earth became too unstable to support humanity. The planet is renown by both humanity and other alien races as a major contributer to human politics, science and culture. The planet has an abudent supply of green spice, which is traded throughout the sector.
The name of the planet of Terra Nova has its roots in the ancient language of Latin. The Latin word, terra, meant earth, and nova meant new. The planet can be translated as "New Earth" in English.
The Terran Novan Society of Astromony estimated that the planet formed roughly 3.67 billion Terran years ago. The planet formed from the debris of the proto-planetary disk that created the stars Helios A and B. The twin moons, Romulus and Remus, where orignally rogue planetoids that were trapped The Terra Nova Astromony Society has estimated that the planet formed roughly 3.67 billion Terran years ago. The planet formed at a medium distance from the stars of Helios A and B. Terra Nova is the second oldest terrestrial planet in the system, after the world of Gaia. The Society believes that the twin moons of Romulus and Remus were orginally rogue planetoids that fell into Terra Nova's gravitational pull at 2.1 billion years ago.
Terra Nova has been considered by the masses to be the epicentre of human culture and art. The world has collections of millions of paintings, sculptures, liteture, plays, films and music records.