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This article is about the concept of a black star. You may be looking for the Black Star located in Sector 006.

A black star (or type-3 singularity) is a type of collapsed star which has a high gravity field generated by a resulting singularity. Unlike a conventional black hole, a black star is created when a collapsing stellar mass becomes a singularity that is surrounded by a chroniton field and other types of exotic subatomic particles that create a unique sort of space-time disruption probability. A cushioning effect to objects caught by such disruptions is caused by the disruption damping the Cauchy horizon normally associated with singularities of similar properties. (DTI novel: Watching the Clock)

In 2267, the USS Enterprise encountered two black stars over the course of a number of months. In the first encounter with a black star, the eponymous Black Star of Sector 006, Enterprise was able to escape from the gravitational field, but was shot backwards in time to the 1960s. (TOS episode: "Tomorrow is Yesterday")

In the second encounter the Enterprise became ensnared in the gravitational field of such a star and faced certain destruction. However, Ensign Pavel Chekov was able to plot a course out of the star's gravity field and save the ship. (TOS short story: "Indomitable")


Stellar classification
By class and type class O blue-violet starclass B blue starclass A blue-white starclass F white star (white dwarf) • class G yellow star (yellow dwarfyellow giant) • class K orange star (orange giant) • class M red star (red dwarfred giant) • boson starbrown dwarfgreen starN-type starR-type starS-type starD-type star
By size or makeup black hole/black starcarbon stardwarf star (brown dwarfred dwarfwhite dwarfyellow dwarf) • giant star (blue giantred giantorange giantyellow giant) • Lazarus starmicrostarneutron star (collapsarmagnetarpulsar) • protostarsupergiant starvariable starwhite holeWolf-Rayet star

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