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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 496
12-28-2009, 10:17 PM
Originally Posted by turbowombat View Post
In this nonsense the star in question is only twenty seven light hours from Romulus?
That's not what it says. It says that 27 hours later the star went supernova and that it destroyed Romulus, it doesn't say how long it was between the star going nova and romulus being destroyed. In fact it doesn't even say from what reference point the 27 hours measurement was made, if it was made from Romulus' surface then that would mean the star had gone supernova X years earlier, where X is the distance from Romulus to the star, and was just being noticed.

My bet, however, is that there was something else involved, the idea of a supernova killing people off a nearby planet without them being able to evacuate is rather silly, unless something propelled the blast faster than light (would also explain why Spock was 'late'). This being Star Trek there's any number of possibilities for accelerating the energy from a supernova to FTL velocities, even accidentally.