Folded Space Points (also referred to as Folded Space Tunnels or FSPs), are a series of singularity points in three dimensional space that have been pulled and combined into a single mass. The result is a relatively stable and safe burrow through normal three dimensional space that allows ships to travel vast distances in short times.
Artificial Creation Edit
While all the users of FSGs utilize different methods and technologies to create folded space points, the result is the same. They tag two atoms (one at each gate) with identical energy signatures, and then bombard them with heavier atoms until they reach an atomic number of 119 or greater (transperiodic atoms). The unique properties of identical transperiodic atoms, namely the fact that they will tunnel through space-time in order to join together, cause the two locations at which they were formed to merge, at least temporarily. The gate must continually generate transperiodic atoms in order to sustain the FSP, and, when it runs out of materials or energy to power the reaction, the point closes and any ships caught in transit are destroyed.
Passing through a FSP allows spacecraft to traverse vast distances in only several minutes. While it takes any passing craft several minutes to completely pass through, time passes instantly for any passengers on the ship. There are no known negative side effects of passing through a FSP. However, if something of sufficient mass is caught in the point while it is closing, it will become infinitely dense, forming a singularity. This singularity is located at proportionally whatever point the object was at in the folded space tunnel. For example, if the object was 20% of the way through the tunnel before it collapsed, it will be 20% of the way between the two gates.