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The Bajoran wormhole opening.
The interior of the wormhole.

The Bajoran wormhole was an artificial construct built by the beings known to the Bajoran people as the Prophets, with a terminus in the Alpha Quadrant in the Denorios Belt of the Bajor system and another in the Gamma Quadrant, approximately 70,000 light-years distant.

The wormhole was discovered in 2369 by Commander Benjamin Sisko and Lieutenant Jadzia Dax. DS9 episode: "Emissary")

The wormhole was of major religious significance to the Bajorans, who called it the Celestial Temple.

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History

2369

The wormhole underwent a subspace inversion some time after its discovery. A Borg cube was destroyed by the event as it tried to pass into the Alpha Quadrant. (DS9 novel: The Siege)

2371

In Borath's mental simulation, Sisko, Dax and Julian Bashir destroyed the wormhole to stop the Dominion from using it. (DS9 episode: "The Search")

Later that year, Starfleet, the Bajoran Militia and the Cardassian Science Ministry worked together on a project to allow communication through the wormhole. The project nearly met with disaster after Nal Dejar sabotaged the USS Defiant. (DS9 episode: "Destiny")

2372

In 2372, James Leyton had Lieutenant Arriaga attach a subspace modulator to the relay station to make the wormhole open and close without any ships being visible coming through it. Leyton hoped it would look like the Dominion were using cloaking devices to disguise their invasion and give him just cause to declare martial law on Earth to protect the planet. (DS9 episodes: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost")

2373

In mid-2373, the crew of Deep Space 9 attempted to collapse the wormhole to stop the Dominion from invading the Alpha Quadrant. A Changeling posing as Julian Bashir sabotaged the graviton beam, making the wormhole incollapsible and available for use by the Dominion at any time. (DS9 episodes: "In Purgatory's Shadow", "By Inferno's Light")

Later that year, Starfleet deployed a minefield at the mouth of the wormhole to stop more Dominion ships entering the quadrant. The Dominion tried to stop the Defiant during a battle at DS9. (DS9 episode: "Call to Arms", DS9 novelization: Call to Arms...)

2374

The Dominion had difficulty destroying the self-replicating mines and the minefield over the mouth of the wormhole remained in place for more than three months. The minefield was later destroyed before Starfleet could reach Deep Space 9. Sisko took the Defiant into the wormhole, in a last ditch attempt to stop the Dominion reinforcements. While there, Sisko was contacted by the Prophets, who he pursuaded to stop the Dominion ships in the wormhole. The Prophets did so, but told Sisko there would be a penance for him. (DS9 episodes: "Favor the Bold", "Sacrifice of Angels")

The Prophets kept the wormhole blocked for use by the Dominion. After the Reckoning began, the wormhole became unstable and Deep Space 9 and Bajor were hit by shock waves from it. Rakantha Province was flooded, the Kendra Valley suffered an earthquake and Tamulna was hit by a tornado. (DS9 episode: "The Reckoning")

Several weeks later, Skrain Dukat released a Pah-wraith into the wormhole, collapsing it and starting a celestial war between the Prophets and the Pah-wraith. (DS9 episodes: "Tears of the Prophets", "Covenant")

2375

In early 2375, the wormhole was reopened after Sisko freed a Prophet who cast out the Pah-wraith. (DS9 episode: "Shadows and Symbols")

Following the Dominion's defeat at the Battle of Cardassia, their forces left the Alpha Quadrant in the same way they had entered it, through the wormhole. Their starships were escorted to the mouth of the wormhole by Starfleet vessels, who broke off before the Dominion ships entered the wormhole alone. Sisko, William Ross and Chancellor Martok watched this from the Promenade of DS9. The trio toasted this with bloodwine. (DS9 novelization: What You Leave Behind)

2376

In April 2376, several Jem'Hadar ships came through the wormhole, attacked Deep Space 9 and the Defiant and destroyed the USS Aldebaran. Later, wreckage of the Aldebaran triggered the opening of the wormhole terminus several times. This provided cover for Jake Sisko to secretly enter the wormhole. DS9 novel: Avatar)

In August 2376 the Idran system, previously located three light-years distant from the wormhole's Gamma Quadrant terminus, inexplicably shifted into its immediate proximity. At that same time, the natives of the Idran system - the Eav'oq - reemerged from subspace meditation and revealed themselves, as well as their own reverence for the wormhole aliens, whom they called "Siblings". (DS9 novel: Rising Son)

2381

In 2381, Ezri Dax took the USS Aventine through the wormhole to investigate the wreckage of the Columbia. (ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night)

Scientific research

In 2369, Jadzia Dax would run "routine scans" on the wormhole from the Ops section of Deep Space 9. (DS9 video game: Crossroads of Time)

Starfleet maintained a team on Deep Space 9 dedicated to studying the wormhole. In 2370 Ensign Marc Tomson was assigned to the wormhole research team. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

Later that year, Julian Bashir submitted a paper on the wormhole's effect on biological and chronological ages to the Journal of Quantum Medicine. (DS9 novel: Time's Enemy)

From 2370 to 2376, Ke Hovath wrote an essay called Speculations on the Architecture of the Celestial Temple. In it, Hovath put forward the viewpoint that the wormhole could open into an infinite number of parallel universes if an appropriate "key" was found. Speculations on the Architecture of the Celestial Temple attracted the attention of Iliana Ghemor who kidnapped Hovath and his wife Ke Iniri and destroyed Sidau. Ghemor claimed the paghvaram, an Orb fragment, was the key to opening those locked doors. (DS9 novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens)

Connections


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Bajoran wormhole as it opens

The Bajoran wormhole was a wormhole spanning some 70,000 light years, from the Denorios belt in the Bajor-B'Hava'el system of the Alpha Quadrant, to the Idran system in the Gamma Quadrant. From 2369 to 2375, it was the only stable wormhole in the galaxy known to the Federation.

The Prophets of Bajoran religion reside in the Celestial Temple, which was discovered to be the wormhole following first contact between the Federation and the wormhole aliens. It was through the wormhole that the Prophets sent their Orbs to Bajor greatly influencing the planet's religion over a 10,000 year period. (DS9: "Emissary")

Trill scientist Lenara Kahn attempted to create a similar artificial wormhole based on studies of the Bajoran wormhole. Initially, she was only partly successful, as the new wormhole collapsed after a few fractions of a second, but continued work and refinement of her theories eventually led to the creation of the artificial wormhole network, which lessened the Bajoran wormhole's strategic importance. However, as of 2386, it continued to be an active thoroughfare for traffic between the Alpha and Gamma Quadrants. (Star Trek: Arcadia)

The interior of the wormhole

Mirror universe

The Bajoran wormhole apparently existed in the mirror universe, yet remained undiscovered even after Kira Nerys and Julian Bashir used it to cross over between universes in 2370.

In an early continuity of Star Trek: Arcadia, the Bajoran wormhole was "cross-linked" in the mirror universe via a subspace "bridge" to a wormhole in the Delta Quadrant, allowing an attempted invasion of the Alpha Quadrant by the Imperium. It was discovered that the "Prophets" of the mirror universe were more like the primary universe's Pah-wraiths, and responsible for much of the evil there.

In Star Trek: New Empire, the existence of the Bajoran wormhole became known as a result of the 2370 crossover, bringing the Empire into contact with the mirror-Gamma Quadrant.

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