During the Human-Covenant war, the planet was glassed by the Covenant via orbital bombardment in the final stages of the Battle of Jericho VII in 2535. At the end of the battle, John-117 asked Captain De Blanc for permission to watch Jericho VII being glassed. A large number of orphans from this planet enlisted for the SPARTAN-III project.
The world contained a biosphere suitable for human life, characterized by vast green oceans and rolling plains of palm grass.
Natural satellites included four uninhabited "silver" moons.