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Temporal causality loop

A schematic of the Enterprise-D's course through a rupture

Spacetime continuum redirects here; for the phenomena encountered by the USS Enterprise, please see space-time continuum.
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In physics and mathematics, spacetime, or more fully as the spacetime continuum, is the singular continuum in which three-dimensional space and the singular dimension of time co-exist.

When a starship reaches the speed of warp 10, it goes into subspace and exists at every point in space at once, in superposition. (VOY: "Threshold") Exceeding warp 10 would allow a starship to travel backwards in time. (TNG: "Time Squared")

According to Spock, "In order to function, the galactic creation point must extend through space, time, into another dimension where the logic of things is totally different." (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu")

The Krenim weapon ship, used by Annorax, worked by pushing the target outside the spacetime continuum, thus deleting it from history. (VOY: "Year of Hell")

Disruption to the spacetime continuum can have serious repercussions. In 2368, for example, the USS Enterprise-D unknowingly entered a rupture in the spacetime continuum, which threw the ship and its crew into a temporal causality loop, experiencing the same time frame over and over. (TNG: "Cause and Effect")

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