Terra Nova is a Class M planet located less than twenty light years from Earth. It was the site of the first Human colony outside the Sol system and was founded in 2078 after a nine-year flight from Earth. The people who lived there were known as Novans. The planet has a population of 347,000. Terra Nova was where Acacia, Argala, Bourget, Bowsers, Calentar, Niacin, Porcion, Quitar, Tanatuva and Zooabud refugees were relocated to after the Husnock destroyed their worlds.