Area is a physical property defined as the extent a two-dimensional body or shape expressed as a physical quantity. Surface area refers to the total physical quantity of the surface extent of a three-dimensional object.

Bajoran lightships had a much more surface area relative to mass due to the solar sails they employed. Due to this fact, tachyon eddies could impact the sails and cause the lightship to travel at warp speeds. (DS9: "Explorers")

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