Er, is that actually how OTU jump drives are supposed to work? The bold part is news to me.Jump travel is the only known means by which a vessel may travel faster than the speed of light. To jump, a ship creates a bubble of hyperspace by means of injecting high-energy exotic particles into an artificial singularity. The singularity is driven out of our universe, creating a tiny parallel universe which is then blown up like a balloon by injecting hydrogen into it. The jump bubble is folded around the ship, carrying it into the little pocket universe.
This new universe is short-lived, and will eventually collapse, precipitating the ship back into normal space several light-years from its original position.
Oo, that's going to upset the purists . Jump Shadowing/Masking has always been controversial in Traveller - though personally I think it's internally consistent with how jump is supposed to work.Gravity can cause a jump bubble to collapse prematurely, bringing a ship back into normal space early (so if a ship tried to jump from Earth to Mars when the Sun was between the two, the vessel would fall out of jump space as soon as it came within one hundred diameters of the Sun.
Also leads to interesting situations around Giant or Supergiant stars like Antares, where the 100D limit can be up to 1000 AU wide...