It’s different in different places and we have to know exactly what it is in order to allow ships to calculate exactly how to jump through hyperspace.
In another moment the Baltimore would….have to jump back into hyperspace.
The vast city stretching beneath the ship meant that hyper-space travel had been achieved. Some time after the Hope had left Earth, it had been discovered how to jump through space without painstakingly covering every inch of the way.
From Kaph-35 we jumped to Samk-78, from there to Ayin-129 and finally to Sade-138. Most of the jumps were no more than a few hundred light years.
First Jump was routine. The transfer point to Murcheson’s Eye was well located. New Caledonia was a magnificent white point source in the moment before MacArthur Jumped. Then Murcheson’s Eye was a wide red glare the size of a baseball held at arm’s length.
Secondly, we are about to jump into hyperspace for the journey to Barnard’s Star.
The ship was doing about ten ultrajumps per second: jump, recompute and jump again.
She turned to Kim. ‘We had to have done something to trigger this ship to jump. We need to find that trigger.’
That needed to change, Poe knew, or they would never get the chance to jump to lightspeed.
Isaac Asimov, "The Currents of Space"
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