The Coalsack in science fictionIn the Star Trek universe, the starship Enterprise was commandeered in AD 2269 by Bele of the planet Cheron, who attempted to divert the ship from its position near Ariannus. Ensign Chekov remarked that the course would have taken them directly toward the Coalsack (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield").
In Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's novel The Mote in God's Eye, the three-armed aliens known as the Moties were first first contacted in AD 3017 in the region of the Coalsack.
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