GatesThe super-nova cause huge destruction across the x-universe, destroying most of the gates in the known x-universe. However it did not destroy all the gates, leaving a handful of gates intact. These gates link clusters together (like Albion to DeVries).
You can enter or exit any gate in the x-universe, as they are not directional like highways.
From time to time, you may come across dead gates. These gates do not have the blue effect, and mean you wont be transported. So if the gate doesnt contain the effect, it will be dead.