preceding year: 2077 | proceeding year: 2079
2078 was a year in the 2070s. In this year:
- Ro-Busters was formed by Howard Quartz
- Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein were saved from destruction when they were bought to join Ro-Busters
- The North Sea Tunnel was hit by a submarine oil tanker
- the planet Xanadu on the edge of the Johannsen Cluster is declared an 'open planet'.
- E.C.B. 15, an Earthquake Control robotic nuclear warhead goes off-course after hitting an uncharted cavern near San Francisco.