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Old January 7 2014, 10:43 PM   #6
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Re: Question about starships in Typhon Pact/Fall novels (spoiler)

Dark Gilligan wrote: View Post
Slipstream tunnels are quite narrow, hence starships need to be narrow and long for optimal passage. It's possible to generate wider tunnels but the power requirement is huge and not particularly efficient.
It's not so much that the tunnels are narrow by nature and the shape of the ships evolved to follow that.
It's that they discovered that creating a narrower tunnel is more power efficient and creates less stress on the hull.
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