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Despite the officers' statements, a plan to use the ship to stabilize the orbit of a small moon suggests considerably more than one terawatt of power generation, but far less than 12.75 million terawatts.  Although it was never successfully completed (and the need to do so was eventually removed by [[Q]]), the proposed plan -- which would change the velocity of a 6E13 kg mass by 4 km/s within 7 hours<ref>TNG "Deja Q"</ref> -- would require approximately 21,000 TW of power to work.  Attempting to move this moon pushed the ''Enterprise'' to its limits, but it would have been a trivial task if the ship could have applied even a small fraction of 12.75 billion gigawatts to the task.
 
Despite the officers' statements, a plan to use the ship to stabilize the orbit of a small moon suggests considerably more than one terawatt of power generation, but far less than 12.75 million terawatts.  Although it was never successfully completed (and the need to do so was eventually removed by [[Q]]), the proposed plan -- which would change the velocity of a 6E13 kg mass by 4 km/s within 7 hours<ref>TNG "Deja Q"</ref> -- would require approximately 21,000 TW of power to work.  Attempting to move this moon pushed the ''Enterprise'' to its limits, but it would have been a trivial task if the ship could have applied even a small fraction of 12.75 billion gigawatts to the task.
  
===Trekkie Counter=-arguments Regarding "Deja Q"===
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===Trekkie Counter-arguments Regarding "Deja Q"===
 
Trekkies argue that the Bre'el moon in "Deja Q" was much more massive than 6E13 kg, based on screen shots of the [[Enterprise-D]] in very close proximity to the asteroidal moon.  The also attempt to estimate the mass of the moon from tidal effects on the planet Bre'el IV.  
 
Trekkies argue that the Bre'el moon in "Deja Q" was much more massive than 6E13 kg, based on screen shots of the [[Enterprise-D]] in very close proximity to the asteroidal moon.  The also attempt to estimate the mass of the moon from tidal effects on the planet Bre'el IV.  
  

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