Bajoran Wormhole

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  • First known stable wormhole, spanning approximately 70,000 light years (DS9)
    • Based on cited internal travel time of ~2 minutes per Stellar Cartography, assuming speed is at full impulse, can estimate internal length of approximately 0.06-0.09 AU
    • Terminus in Denorios Belt, B'hava'el system, Alpha Quadrant (DS9)
    • Terminus in Idran system, Gamma Quadrant (DS9: "Emissary"; DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil, Rising Son)
      • Prior to 2376 spatial reconfiguration, GQ terminus approximately 4.7 ly from Idran system (DS9: "Emissary")
    • Subspace tunnel reinforced by self-sustaining verteron nodes preventing collapse (DS9: "Emissary")
      • Spatial matrix further reinforced by external graviton emissions c.July 2373 (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow")
    • Event horizon appears as blue vortex (DS9)
      • Immediately prior to visible manifestation, heightened levels of neutrino emissions can be detected (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")
    • Inadvertent introduction of small amounts of silithium July 2371 resulted in formation of subspace filament facilitating subspace communication between termini even while closed (DS9: "Destiny")
    • Collapsed/closed December 29, 2374 following intervention of pah wraiths, Gul Skrain Dukat (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")
      • Reopened February 24, 2375 upon rediscovery of the Orb of the Emissary (DS9: "Image in the Sand")
  • Dwelling place of the Prophets (DS9: "Emissary")
    • Presumably their creation
  • First discovered, traversed May 24, 2369 (DS9: "Emissary")
    • Previously noted briefly c.22nd century by Kai Taluno, but not traversed, not further attested in Bajoran records (DS9: "Emissary")
  • Significant facet of the Bajoran faith due to associations with the Prophets (DS9: "Emissary")
    • Known within the Bajoran religion as the Celestial Temple (DS9: "Emissary")
    • Likely source of the Orbs