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Star Trek: Science Fact or Science Fiction?

1 Jul 2016, 16:39 UTC
Star Trek: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
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By Matthew Allen
Space: the final frontier. This is a science blog about the starship Enterprise. Its mission, to determine whether the science in Star Trek is science fact, or science fiction. To boldly go where no blog has gone before!
Captain Kirk and Mr Spock (By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40154021)
Whether you’re a fan of the original series, an admirer of Jean-Luc Picard or a sucker for the incredible action sequences in the latest J J Abrams reboot films, we can all agree that Star Trek is amazing! It has inspired generations of children and adults to learn more about science and astrophysics. But, have you ever wondered about some of the science in the show? How does the Enterprise travel at warp speed? What exactly is a photon torpedo? Well, wonder no longer, because we’re going to take a look at some of the science behind Star Trek!

“To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations…”
The NASA Kepler spacecraft, which searches for new planets. (Credit: By NASA/JPL-Caltech/Wendy Stenzel – Public Domain.
These are the famous words that describe the mission of the Star Trek Enterprise. Strange worlds, new life, new ...

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