The giant planet on the foreground is a Jupiter-sized gas-giant in formation, with hydrogen and helium gas, the beginnings of bands and zones appearing, and a disc of icy dust and gas falling in to the planet and giving up some of its kinetic energy as light and heat.
Since the USS Prospero was a science vessel, it makes sense to start looking for it near the most interesting part in the system.
With apologies to Gene Roddenberry and the many professionals and amateurs who have created the Star Trek universe over the years.
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