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'''Topaline''' is a rare [[mineral]] which is used in [[life support]] systems, and has been known to disrupt [[sensor]]s.
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| number = 117
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| mass = (318)*{{bsmall|*most stable form}}
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'''Topaline''' (symbol '''To''') is a [[chemistry|chemical]] [[element]], [[atom]]ic number 117 on the [[periodic table]].
   
In the [[22nd century|22nd]] and [[23rd century|23rd centuries]], topaline was a highly-prized mineral by the [[Klingon Empire]] and the acquisition of the mineral led to several tense engagements with the [[United Federation of Planets]], including [[Capella IV]]. ({{e|TOS|Friday's Child}}; {{n|TOS|First Strike}})
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==Characteristics and history==
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Topaline, in its most stable form, has an atomic mass of 318, and was discovered by the [[Human]]s for the first time on [[Ganymede]] in the [[year]] [[2021]]. This [[metal]] is part of the trans-[[uranium|uranic]] series of heavy elements. ({{r|ST|Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual}})
   
The planet [[taD]], conquered by the Empire in the mid 22nd century, was a key source of topaline. After the [[2220s]], however, the Klingons had discovered dozens of worlds rich in topaline, lessening taD's importance. ({{n|TNG|Diplomatic Implausibility}})
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Topaline, found in rare [[ore]], can be processed to be used to maintain [[life support]] systems, and has been known to disrupt [[sensor]]s.
   
In [[2267]], the [[United Federation of Planets]] main source of topaline on [[Altimara]] was running out, and [[Capella IV]] was viewed as the best replacement source. ({{n1|TOS|Friday's Child}})
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In the [[22nd century|22nd]] and [[23rd century|23rd centuries]], topaline was a highly-prized mineral by the [[Klingon Empire]] and the acquisition of the mineral led to several tense engagements with the [[United Federation of Planets]], including [[Capella IV]]. ({{en|TOS|sub=Star Trek 3|Friday's Child}}; {{n|TOS|First Strike}})
   
In [[2355]], the planets and moons of the [[Maxia Zeta]] [[star system]] were discovered be richly endowed with many minerals including topaline. ({{n|TNG|The Buried Age}})
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The planet [[taD]], conquered by the Empire in the mid-22nd century, was a key source of topaline. After the [[2220s]], however, the Klingons had discovered dozens of worlds rich in topaline, lessening taD's importance. ({{n|TNG|Diplomatic Implausibility}})
   
[[Trinni/ek]], a planet discovered in [[2380]] by the {{USS|Io}}, had large supplies of topaline and other minerals. ({{n|ST|Articles of the Federation}})
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In [[2267]], the [[United Federation of Planets]] main source of topaline on [[Altimara]] was running out, and [[Capella IV]] was viewed as the best replacement source. ({{n1|TOS|sub=Star Trek 3|Friday's Child}})
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In [[2355]], the planets and moons of the [[Maxia Zeta]] [[star system]] were discovered to be richly endowed with many minerals including topaline. ({{n|TNG|sub=TLE|The Buried Age}})
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[[Trinni/ek]], a planet discovered in [[2380]] by the {{uSS|Io}}, had large supplies of topaline and other minerals. ({{n|ST|Articles of the Federation}})
   
 
In the wake of the [[Borg Invasion of 2381]], there was an increased demand for topaline for refugee habitats. ({{n|ST|A Singular Destiny}})
 
In the wake of the [[Borg Invasion of 2381]], there was an increased demand for topaline for refugee habitats. ({{n|ST|A Singular Destiny}})
   
==External link==
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In [[2409]], Starfleet considered the independent [[Aelas system]] a major source of topaline in the [[Beta Quadrant]]. ({{STO|sub=Romulan Mystery|Saturday's Child}})
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==Appendices==
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===Background===
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In real-life science, element 117 has been identified as [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessine Tennessine], one of the more stable synthetic super heavy elements. Subspace science mentioned in ''[[Star Trek]]'' may account for the contradiction of this being a resource on other worlds.
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===References===
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* {{en|TOS|sub=Star Trek 3|Friday's Child}}
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* {{r|ST|Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual|The Worlds of the Federation}}
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* {{n|TOS|sub=Invasion!|First Strike}}
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* {{n|TNG|Diplomatic Implausibility}}
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* {{n|TNG|sub=TLE|The Buried Age}}
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* {{n|ST|Articles of the Federation|A Singular Destiny}}
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* {{n|TOS|The Klingon Gambit|The Case of the Colonist's Corpse}}
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* {{g|ST|Star Trek Online }}
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* {{n|MU|Rise Like Lions}}
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* {{ss|VAN|sub=Declassified|The Ruins of Noble Men}}
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* {{e|ENT|The Shipment}}
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===External links===
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* {{memoryalpha}}
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* {{wikipedia|Tennessine}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 21:20, March 6, 2018

Topaline (symbol To) is a chemical element, atomic number 117 on the periodic table.

Characteristics and historyEdit

Topaline, in its most stable form, has an atomic mass of 318, and was discovered by the Humans for the first time on Ganymede in the year 2021. This metal is part of the trans-uranic series of heavy elements. (ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual)

Topaline, found in rare ore, can be processed to be used to maintain life support systems, and has been known to disrupt sensors.

In the 22nd and 23rd centuries, topaline was a highly-prized mineral by the Klingon Empire and the acquisition of the mineral led to several tense engagements with the United Federation of Planets, including Capella IV. (TOS episode & Star Trek 3 novelization: Friday's Child; TOS novel: First Strike)

The planet taD, conquered by the Empire in the mid-22nd century, was a key source of topaline. After the 2220s, however, the Klingons had discovered dozens of worlds rich in topaline, lessening taD's importance. (TNG novel: Diplomatic Implausibility)

In 2267, the United Federation of Planets main source of topaline on Altimara was running out, and Capella IV was viewed as the best replacement source. (TOS - Star Trek 3 novelization: Friday's Child)

In 2355, the planets and moons of the Maxia Zeta star system were discovered to be richly endowed with many minerals including topaline. (TNG - TLE novel: The Buried Age)

Trinni/ek, a planet discovered in 2380 by the USS Io, had large supplies of topaline and other minerals. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

In the wake of the Borg Invasion of 2381, there was an increased demand for topaline for refugee habitats. (ST novel: A Singular Destiny)

In 2409, Starfleet considered the independent Aelas system a major source of topaline in the Beta Quadrant. (STO - "Romulan Mystery" mission: "Saturday's Child")

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AppendicesEdit

BackgroundEdit

In real-life science, element 117 has been identified as Tennessine, one of the more stable synthetic super heavy elements. Subspace science mentioned in Star Trek may account for the contradiction of this being a resource on other worlds.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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