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A Tyken's Rift is a spatial anomaly named for Captain Bela Tyken after the first recorded encounter with the phenomenon. Tyken's Rifts can trap starships. (TNG episode: "Night Terrors")


The Melthusian captain Bela Tyken encountered a Tyken's Rift at some point in the 24th century or earlier. The rift trapped his ship but he was able to escape by creating a massive explosion using his cargo of anicium and yurium.

In 2367, USS Brattain became trapped in a Tyken's Rift. Suffering from REM sleep depravation, the crew became homicidal and killed each other. Shortly after, USS Enterprise-D almost suffered the same fate. With the assistance of an alien being trapped there as well, the Enterprise managed to break free. (TNG episode: "Night Terrors")

By 2409, Tyken's Rifts had been weaponized. Starfleet, KDF and Romulan Republican science officers trained with the ability were able to employ a ship's main deflector to generate a Tyken's Rift and aiming it at an enemy vessel. This would create a several hundred meter large, bright red fissure in space, sucking power from the afflicted object and damaging it slightly. Gravimetric scientists had a chance to generate more than one Tyken's Rift at a time. Artificial Tyken's Rifts endured for less than a minute. (STO mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")



Amargosa investigation star chart
Angosia III (Angosia system)Antica IV (Antica)Antide Prime (Antide system)Archer IV (Archer system)Beta Renna systemBeta V (Beta system)Betazed (Betazed system)Boreal III (Boreal system)Canopus Major (Canopus system)Chalna (Chalna system)Clarus systemCoalition of MadenaDaled V (Daled system)Daran V (Daran system)Delta IV (Delta system)El-Adrel IV (El Adrel system)Epsilon CanarisGamma EridonGravesworldHalee systemHayashi systemHansen's Planet (Beta Hydra system)Idran Star ClusterIlecom systemJanus VI (Janus system)Jaros colony (Jaros system)Lauren III (Lauren system)Lima Sierra systemLorenze ClusterM24 Alpha systemMakus III (Makus system)Manark IV (Manark system)Manu III (Manu system)Maxia ZetaMelina II (Melina system)Milika III (Milika system)Miridian VI (Miridian system)Nimbus III (Nimbus system)Ogus II (Ogus system)Omega Centus I (Omega Centus system)Organia (Organia system)Pentarus systemPenthara IV (Penthara system)Razzbo systemSeiji MajorSeptimus MinorSerlaySherman's Planet (Sherman system)Straleb (Omega Sagitta system)Strnad solar systemThasus IV (Thasus system)T'lli BetaTorona IV (Torona system)Turkana IV (Turkana system)Tycho systemTyken's RiftVandor IV (Vandor system)Vaytan I (Vaytan system)Wolf 359Zeon MinorZeta Antaras IV (Zeta Antaras system) Explored galaxy map.
spatial phenomena
space weather cosmic stormdistortion ringgaseous anomaly (Herbig-Haro formation) • ion stormmagnetic stormmaelstrommeteor showerparticle fountainplasma stormsolar stormspatial implosionstar-nodetachyon eddyThraz Streamerwave nexus
gravitational anomalies gravimetric distortiongravimetric eddygravimetric interferencegraviton ellipse
subspace anomalies subspace compression anomalysubspace disruptionsubspace fissuresubspace fracturesubspace granulationsubspace gravity inversionsubspace gravity spikesubspace tunnel
temporal anomalies Kerr loopmultiphasic temporal convergenceNexustemporal distortiontemporal gatetemporal rifttemporal vortexTipler cylindertoroidal continuum fold
rifts and ruptures dimensional gateinterphaseJanus Vortexspatial distortion fieldspace-time fracturespatial rift (spacial flexure) • subspace ruptureTyken's Riftwarp-gate


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