Star Fleet Academy Class of Y143
Gravity waves are enormous walls of energy that move through space. They are a serious hazard to interstellar travel and often cause major damage to ships and crew. The typical 10 pt gravity wave will destroy a shuttlecraft, overwhelm a ship’s energy shields at minimum levels, and grind asteroids into dust. However, the strength of a gravity wave can range between 1 and 100 pts. They can be generated by neutron stars, black holes, nebula, and ion storms. When contact with a gravity wave is unavoidable, ships will usually turn the strongest force shield (typically the front shield) toward the wave and reinforce the shield with ship’s power until the wave has passed.
picture: Gravity waves originating from a center point.