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The warp core of a Galaxy class starship

A warp core is the energy production reactor technology which allows starships to use warp drive to travel at warp speeds.

Commonly warp cores utilize matter/antimatter reactions to produce the required energy to achieve warp speed. Federation starships use deuterium and antideuterium which is reacted in a dilithium matrix. Romulan starships typically use artificial quantum singularitys to produce the required power. The majority of starships use their warp cores for general energy requirements in addition to powering their warp drives.

An unusual hybrid starship encountered by the USS Enterprise-D in 2370 included a warp core from a Romulan warbird. (TNG comic: "Strategy")


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Warp core is the common term used to describe the for the main reactor of starship warp engines. It usually consists of a matter/antimatter reaction assembly (M/ARA), powered by dilithium crystals and/or deuterium and antideuterium. However, warp cores aboard many Romulan starships were instead powered by an artificial quantum singularity.

The term was not used until Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but was nonetheless heard in the Enterprise prequel series.

In the event of an imminent warp core breach or other emergency, the core can be ejected into space.

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