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===Trekkie Counter-arguments Regarding "Deja Q"===
 
===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.  
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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.  They also attempt to estimate the mass of the moon from tidal effects on the planet Bre'el IV.  
  
 
According to the tidal argument, tidal force is the difference in gravitational force between the edges and center of mass of an large mass, which can be found using the formula Gm/R^2-Gm/(R+/-r)^2.  
 
According to the tidal argument, tidal force is the difference in gravitational force between the edges and center of mass of an large mass, which can be found using the formula Gm/R^2-Gm/(R+/-r)^2.  
  
Using this argument, they generate a mass for the moon in the E16 kg range (~4E16 kg) as a first-order estimate, bearing in mind for assumptions and typical variables with 10^(16.5+/-1.5) kg based on the tidal effects alone for a lower-end estimate. This would place the Bre'el moon in the same mass and size catagory as Mars' asteroidal moons Phobos and Deimos (20-30 km).  
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Using this argument, they generate a mass for the moon in the E16 kg range (~4E16 kg) as a first-order estimate, bearing in mind for assumptions and typical variables with 10^(16.5+/-1.5) kg based on the tidal effects alone for a lower-end estimate. This would place the Bre'el moon in the same mass and size category as Mars' asteroidal moons Phobos and Deimos (20-30 km).  
 
   
 
   
To make a moon weighing 1E16 KG move by 92 m/sec requires 4.23E19 J. Since it took ten seconds during the first attempt to apply that delta-V, approximately 4.2E18 watts. Comparable to, though substantially lower than Data's 12.75 billion gigawatt quote from "True Q".
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To change the velocity of a 1E16 KG mass by 92 m/sec requires 4.23E19 J. Since it took ten seconds during the first attempt to apply that delta-V, approximately 4.2E18 watts. Comparable to, though substantially lower than Data's 12.75 billion gigawatt quote from "True Q".
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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