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First Appearance  • Arc: TOS03 (10 Nov 1966)
 • Temperature: TOS05 (6 Oct 1966)
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

A degree was a measurement derived from dividing a circle into 360 equal parts. A degree was further divided into sixty minutes of arc, which in turn contained sixty seconds of arc.[1] When the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 took photographs as part of a star mapping mission on Stardate 1512.1, they overlapped the images by one degree.[2]

A degree was also a unit of temperature measurement. The planet Alfa 177 dropped to -120 degrees each night — whether that was on the Celsius or Fahrenheit scale was never stated, though the difference between scales was irrelevant at that temperature.[3]

Notes and References

  1. Bormanis, Andre. Star Trek: Science Logs. Pocket Books, March 1998.
  2. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Corbomite Maneuver". Star Trek, season 1, episode 10 (Production number 03). Directed by Joseph Sargent. Written by Jerry Sohl. Desilu Productions. 10 November 1966.
  3. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Enemy Within". Star Trek, season 1, episode 5 (Production number 05). Directed by Leo Penn. Written by Richard Matheson. Desilu Productions. 6 October 1966.