Warp Field

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Visible warp fields of two NX class.

A warp field is the "bubble" of subspace in which a starship travels when using warp drive. A low-level warp field can have the effect of reducing the local gravitational constant within the field itself. This is because a subspace field resembles the time-space distortion of a gravitational field. The effect is that a low-level warp field can be used to temporarily reduce the apparent mass of an object (with relationship to the outside universe).

During emergency situations where the transfer of crew or other objects is necessary while in warp, the warp fields of two vessels may be brought into contact with each other and merged to form one, provided both ships remain motionless relative to each other and at the same warp velocity.

Warp fields can be disrupted by inverse graviton bursts.