Cypress is an inhabited colony in the Vela Sector, a double planet with a large, white moon that appears large in the night sky and throws the planet into prolonged eclipses. It was recharted by the Pathfinder Ship Odyssey in the 72nd Solar Century. The planet has an unusually large number of species of native flora; which are highly exotic and had numerous nutritional and medical benefits. Cultivation these plants and export of beneficial extracts from them are a substantial export for the planet.