Transverse Hyperlight Implosion

Transverse Hyperlight Implosion (THI)

The PAS FTL system uses an external field generator to encase the station in the FTL jump effect. This uses different FTL techniques than standard, and also gives rise to the question any first year Engineering student might ask: "Hey why can't we reverse the field projection, extend the field outward to encompass not only the FTL drive, but other craft as well, then we could jump other ships within the field?"

The answer is, you still can't. The result is what's known in theory as a Transverse Hyperlight Implosion, or a THI. It works like this:

As the field extends outward, the energy required to make a stable Hyperlight jump increases exponentially. If there's enough power to supply to the Hyperlight generators, the field could work, but that would take the energy of a large sun burning out. If there's not enough energy, then the field will remain stable, however, the Hyperlight generator apparatus, in trying to compensate, will jump molecules of the mass it's trying to jump into itself. This will cause the matter of the generator to quantum singularize. AKA, become the material found in a Black Hole.

As the Field is still stable, the event horizon of the new Black hole will not stretch beyond the field, but everything within the field will be drawn into the black hole, being crushed down into a point so small, it becomes, literally, theoretical. At this point the field will collapse in on itself, compacting the material even further into what physicists refer to as 'Cosmic Egg Material.' As the field compresses to its zero point the field will transit this material completely out of the time/space continuum, and drop into a null space, where the Cosmic Egg Material will destabilize and explode into an event duplicating the Big Bang, creating, in essence a small pocket universe.

This is what happened to the PAS FTL systems when it went supercritical. To date, this is the first, and only time this kind of catastrophe has happened.

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