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Subspace shock wave

The subspace shock wave from the explosion of Praxis

Shock wave 2377

A shock wave caused by an exploding Borg cube

For the two part ENT episode, please refer to "Shockwave" and "Shockwave, Part II"

A shock wave is any compressional wave of energy or matter caused by the shock of an explosion that travels through a surrounding medium. In space, these phenomena are typically created by the destruction of large planetary or stellar bodies, and can sometimes carry subspace effects.

In 2293, a massive subspace shock wave was caused by an explosion on the Klingon moon Praxis. This resulted in severe damage to the ozone layer of Qo'noS. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; VOY: "Flashback")

In 2371, a level-12 shock wave was created by the collapse of the Amargosa star by a trilithium weapon, destroying the entire star system. (Star Trek Generations)

In an alternate timeline in 2371, USS Voyager encountered a shock wave emanating from a massive polaric ion detonation on Makull's homeworld. The shock wave never occurred after Kathryn Janeway and Tom Paris averted the explosion. (VOY: "Time and Again")

In 2373, the crew of Voyager observed a supernova explosion. The pressure on the leading edge of the subsequent shock waves was over ninety kilopascals, which was 30% more than they predicted. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

In 2375, Voyager could not use its phasers to stop Tom Paris from destroying a Monean underwater oxygen refinery from the Delta Flyer, because the phasers would produce a hydrodynamic shock wave that would have caused substantial collateral damage. (VOY: "Thirty Days")

In 2377, the exploding Tactical Cube 138 caused a shock wave. (VOY: "Unimatrix Zero, Part II")

The same year Voyager detected an energy discharge created by a long-range subspace warhead that produced a level-9 shock wave. (VOY: "Human Error")


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