The planet was initially surveyed during the time of the Old Republic. While the second planet of the system, Kira II - designated Kira Prime, was deemed worthy of further developement, Kira III was classified as uninhabitable.
When a follow-up survey was conducted several years later, Kira III - as well as Kira I and Kira II had been destroyed by an unknown cataclysm. The remnants of the three planets formed an instable asteroid field, which inherited the name Kira Prime.
- Twin Stars of Kira (First appearance)