Swallow Nebula

A Mutara class nebula

The term Mutara class refers to any nebula with similar properties to the Mutara Nebula. (VOY episode: "One")


A Mutara class nebula was encountered by the USS Voyager in 2374 on the starship's return journey to the Alpha Quadrant. The nebula emitted subnucleonic radiation which greatly affected humanoid skin. The nebula was about 110 light years long and would take one month to travel through. It would take a month for the starship to travel through the nebula, opposed to a year to go round. Unfortunately the radiation emitted by the nebula had a damaging effect on most of Voyager's crew. Unwilling to add a year to their journey the crew opted to be put into stasis for the time it took to traverse the nebula, leaving Seven of Nine and the Doctor to operate the vessel. During the trip, the ship suffered many problems due to the radiation including gel pack randomization problems and computer errors. (VOY episode: "One")

Mutara class nebula, Counterpoint

A Mutara class nebula in Devore space

In 2375, the USS Voyager was carrying telepathic refugees through Devore space, with the intention of meeting up with a transport ship that would take the refugees to safety. This ship continually gave them new coordinates, one of which was a Mutara-class nebula. It was later discovered that the transport ship had been intercepted, and at least one dozen ships were waiting inside the nebula for further ships to fall into the trap. Voyager did not go to the nebula. (VOY episode: "Counterpoint")

In 2377, The Doctor took holo-images of a Mutara-class nebula while he piloted the Delta Flyer II. When the shuttle later encountered a subspace eddy, The Doctor suggested that it was probably just the gravimetric shear coming from the nebula. (VOY episode: "Renaissance Man")


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