A1_10 We're dead, Jim!

Peter Dodd, Fraser Kettle, Alex Webb, Martyn Bayliss, Tomas Sukaitis


This report looks into the plausibility of the U.S.S. Enterprise escaping from the gravity of a black hole in the film Star Trek (2009). This report estimates the mass of the black hole in this instance and the distance the Enterprise is from it. It concludes that the energy required to free the Enterprise is about 1.32*10^27, requiring 14.7*10^6 of matter to turn to energy. This is approximately 7.7*10^3 times larger than the total mass of the Enterprise, and hence the ship will be unable to escape in this manner.

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