From Rogue Trooper...
Officially known as Planet 97104/a, but dubbed Nu-Earth because of it's striking similarity to Earth, this was a vital area in the war between the Southers
and the Norts
that raged across the galaxy.
Before the war, Nu-Earth was a paradise, but within years of the beginning of the conflict the planet was a blasted, scorched rock. Despite this, the planet was still as valuable to both sides due to it's proximity to a black hole
that would give rapid access to the rest of the galaxy.
& nuclear strikes
had rendered Nu-Earth uninhabitable, and troopers on the planet's surface could only survive with the aid of complex & bulky breathing equipment.
The Genetic Infantry
were engineered to fight & survive without the need for this heavy gear in the poisoned atmosphere of Nu-Earth.