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Photon torpedo (science fiction)

The photon torpedo is a weapon in the fictional Star Trek universe.

The photon torpedo is a missile weapon that uses charges of deuterium and anti-deuterium suspended in separate containment fields. On impact or command, the deuterium slug is fired into the anti-deuterium containment chamber at the precise moment the containment field is deactivated. The uncontained collision of the opposing elements creates a tremendous energy release which explodes with a force many times greater than the nuclear fusion warheads carried by earlier starships.

See also: Weapons of Star Trek

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