light year

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light year

UFP Historical Society
First Appearance TOS02 (22 Sep 1966)
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

A light year was a unit of measurement, determined by the distance that light can travel in one year in a vacuum—approximately six trillion miles[1] — and was a standard unit of distance in astronomy.[2] When the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 was damaged in an encounter with the Galactic Barrier on Stardate 1312.4, the nearest outpost reachable without warp drive was Delta Vega, less than one light year away: "a few light days away" from the ship's position.[3]

Notes and References

  1. Trimble, Bjo (Author). Star Trek Concordance. Star Trek. Book , revised and updated edition. Citadel Press. 1995.
  2. Bormanis, Andre. Star Trek: Science Logs. Pocket Books, March 1998.
  3. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Where No Man Has Gone Before". Star Trek, season 1, episode 3 (Production number 02). Directed by James Goldstone. Written by Samuel A. Peeples. Desilu Productions. 22 September 1966.