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- "22 years have passed since scientists first realized that their subatomic experiments uncovered an unexpected phenomenon."
- — Newscaster
The device works by channeling energy from the largest particle accelerator to expand the fracture into a doorway for travel back in time 85 million years, but into an alternate timeline. The portal is dilated which activates the doorway and travelers simply walk into it and are transported through time. (Genesis, Part 1)
- Based on the fact that commander Nathaniel Taylor spent 118 days alone before the others in his group, who left shortly after he did, arrived and that the Tenth pilgrimage did not appear to have this affect, the time portal may have been upgraded. (Genesis, Part 2, Genesis, Part 1)