On this planet is a research base built by the Asgard. The planet itself being uninhabitable, the Asgard managed to build the base several thousand feet below the surface. The only way in and out of the base, is via Asgard Transportation beams. The base was created to do further research on Asgard Cloning Technology when an earlier generation of the Asgard was discovered. The base was compromised when the Goa'uld Anubis discovered its location and sent Osiris after it.