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How fast was Soren's probe traveling to have reached its destination in approximately 10 seconds?

The relevant scene described by the OP takes place at the Veridian system. According to the Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 65): Veridian was classified as a G-class star. All G-type stars have a mass ...
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How old is Guinan in Star Trek: TNG?

I can't find an exact age, but with some assumptions it can be narrowed down. In Rascals (ST:TNG season 6), set in 2369, we have the following conversation: "Look at these fragments. They're… ...
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Why was there no funeral for Kirk at the end of Star Trek: Generations?

Kirk was thought to have died when he was pulled into the Nexus. Presumably there was a funeral at the time. From IMDB: Kirk: You say history considers me dead. Who am I to argue with history?
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How fast was Soren's probe traveling to have reached its destination in approximately 10 seconds?

Assuming a similar distance from planet to star as that of Earth, eight light minutes, then the missile had to travel at approximately 50 times light-speed to arrive at the star in ten seconds. That ...
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How old is Guinan in Star Trek: TNG?

About 550 years old. Memory alpha gives two loose timeframes for the birthdates of her parents: her father was born before the 17th century, while her mother before the 18th. Guinan herself is told ...
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Why was there no funeral for Kirk at the end of Star Trek: Generations?

This is dealt with in the film's official novelisation (itself based on the final shooting script). In short, Picard buried Kirk privately and doesn't seem to have shared any information regarding his ...
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Why didn't Picard exit the nexus and prevent the entire movie from taking place?

In terms of an in-universe reasoning, the Temporal Prime Directive stipulates that Starfleet personnel are to maintain the timeline and prevent history from being altered. Only going back the minimum ...
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What happened to Captain Kirk's body?

In Picard S3E6: The Bounty Raffi finds Kirk's body amongs the artifacts on Daystrom Station This is consistent with the other answers being the official story, since anything on Daystrom is highly ...
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What happened to the saucer section of the Enterprise D?

Main Canon With a hat tip to oshah81 for pointing out the new canon answer, as seen in the ST: Picard finale "Since there was a pre-warp civilisation on Veridian IV, leaving a starship (even a ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the proximity of the nexus to earth?

The Nexus is a travelling energy ribbon The Nexus is not stationary. It is a travelling "energy ribbon". It reappears every "39.1 years" in our galaxy (according to Data in the film) and there is ...
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Why was there no funeral for Kirk at the end of Star Trek: Generations?

It's never depicted or mentioned in a series or film, but he was presumed dead by Starfleet after he got sucked/absorbed into the Nexus in 2293 and was probably given one then. If Picard never ...
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Why do Star Trek Admirals have 5 stars, but their collar has 6?

In the real world, modern military officer's uniforms show some variation, even within the same service and on the same soldier. It depends on the specific uniform being worn at the time. For example, ...
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Did Soran succeed?

We can't know for certain. As time has no meaning in the Nexus, it is impossible to know whether the change to the timeline is reflected in Soran's experience. The best analogue we have is Guinan. ...
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How does blowing up the Veridian star change the course of the Nexus ribbon?

Caution, treknobabble warning. The destruction of the Amargosa Star occurs due to the presence of a quantum implosion. that results in the star immediately going dark. Literally the only way ...
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Why didn't Picard exit the nexus and prevent the entire movie from taking place?

This was addressed by the film's co-writer, Ronald D. Moore in an AOL interview. Picard is an experienced time traveler and is well aware of the damage he could cause to the timeline if he goes back ...
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How does blowing up the Veridian star change the course of the Nexus ribbon?

I think the key is the destruction of the star spreads it's matter out all over the star system. The gravitational forces are no longer at the point of the star. In the dialogue between Data and ...
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What happened to Captain Kirk's body?

In the comic series Spock: Reflections, Spock arranged for a very discreet shuttle to Veridian III after receiving a letter from Picard advising him of his friend's passing. He took Kirk's body back ...
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What is "Shield Modulation"?

Why have a specific frequency or whatever that allows people to shoot through your shields? Because that's how shields work. It's an inherent flaw in the technology. Ideally you would want to rotate ...
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Is it likely that the Nexus can destroy any ship in the Star Trek Universe?

No. The energy bursts are not the main problem of the Nexus, but the gravimetric field: COMM VOICE: This is the transport ship Lakul. We're caught in some kind of energy distortion. Two ships in ...
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How fast was Soren's probe traveling to have reached its destination in approximately 10 seconds?

It has to be traveling backwards in time. It's a life sustaining planet in orbit around a star that's between white and yellow in color. This puts light-delay from the star surface to the planet ...
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