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The DS9 companion book which lists all the episodes of DS9 and some background information for each one has a map of Bajor included that the writing staff developed to keep track of where all the different places were. Would this be applicable to go into the article?--Tiberius 02:33, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

It could only be used in an article on the book to still be considered "fair use", as far as I know. --[[Use
It would at least answer the item below about the number of continents on the planet.


There are three major continents on the planet. {{incite}}

I think this has been uncited for a time, and I can find no direct (or indirect) continental references for Bajor. --Alan del Beccio 18:33, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Day Length Edit

I believe the Bajoran day length should be mentioned. Reference: (and numerous DS9 episodes referring to a 26 hour day).

the previous comment was mine before I signed up – Is a canon source? Or is the day length mentioned in any episodes? I had always kind of assumed the references to a 26 hour day was just a Starfleet adaptation to be "more efficient" or something. But the link above says Bajor has a 26 hour day (which explains DS9 operating on Bajoran time, I guess).
I don't know how long a Duty shift is, but one can assume 8 hours since a three shift rotation is common in Starfleet (24/3=8). Maybe Kira felt working a little over 8 hours was just too much (26/3=8.7), and going to a four shift rotation they would get the extra rest like she suggested in "Starship Down" (26/4=6.5). Or maybe I'm thinking too much. --Cinder 04:43, 15 December 2007 (UTC) isn't a canon source, but I think 26 hours is referenced in DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water" --OuroborosCobra talk 05:01, 15 December 2007 (UTC)
It's mentioned there and in DS9: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (and a few others IIRC), but there is still no way to determine if it's Starfleet time or Deep Space 9 conforming to Bajoran time. I guess it can go in background information. --Cinder 05:11, 15 December 2007 (UTC)
It isn't starfleet time, because all other series use 24 hour days. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Icecreamdif (talk • contribs).

BaJOR(an) or BaZHOR(an)? Edit

Which pronunciation is "correct"? Both are used throughout the series.Toddsschneider 02:11, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Then both are correct. --Alan 02:13, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Year Length Edit

From the discrepancies in the reported length of the occupation in both TNG and DS9 (Occupation of Bajor) I think it's likely Bajor has a year of around 3/4 of a terrestrial year. When the discrepancies are taken together they suggest a difference of approximately 3/4, for a shorter year, or 1 and 1/3, for a longer year. As alien characters, particularly Cardassians and Bajorans, tend to suggest a "longer" occupation and Humans, and characters talking to Humans usually give a "shorter" length of time, this favors Bajor having a shorter orbital period than Earth. -- 13:43, November 18, 2011 (UTC)The preceding unsigned comment was added by Laboratory gnome (talk • contribs).

It may be "likely", but it is still an assumption not given in canon.--31dot 21:11, November 18, 2011 (UTC)

500,000 years Edit

I've seen the 500,000 year figure for Bajoran civilization pop up all over Memory Alpha. It comes from a line from "Ensign Ro" where Picard says: "They were architects and artists, builders and philosophers when humans were not yet standing erect." Homo erectus existed about 1.9 million years ago, so shouldn't Bajoran civilization therefore date back to at least 2 million years? Trekky0623 (talk) 04:36, August 12, 2016 (UTC)

Day Length vs. Year Length Edit

In the "Depictions" section, regarding Bajor's suspected 26-hour day, someone is quoted as saying it might be "based on the length of time it takes Bajor to circle its sun". The length of time it takes a planet to orbit its sun is its YEAR, not its day. I assume the error was in the original quote, so I added "[sic]." If there's a better way to format it, please change it.

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