History and specificsEdit
The exact properties of the substance could not be described, as its alien nature was governed by unknown laws of physics that defied any conventional scanning methods. It was capable of damaging part of the Enterprise's primary hull when the ship accidentally came in contact with it, the ship's deflectors being similarly useless as the ship's sensors because of the material's makeup.
In February 2267, when it first formed, the central body was approximately 300 light-years in diameter. It then expanded to affect the Milky Way Galaxy and possibly reach as far as the entire universe.
Spock calculated that a massive influx of power at the right coordinates would invert the disruption and prevent the annihilation of the prime universe. The Enterprise avoided being dragged into the parallel universe while collapsing the phenomenon. (TOS - New Visions comic: "Mister Chekov")