The existence of the hyperspace was confirmed long ago, but its energy potential was discovered close to the Ancients' demise. The amount of energy able to be harvested through hyperspace surpassed the amount of energy the Ancients had ever used to that point in only ten days. The energy of the hyperspace reacted very poorly with the world however. The energy morphed anything exposed to it. Researchers advocated the halt the usage of the energy, but the public was against such an initiative. Eventually, the energy led to the downfall of the Ancients.