Posted: Apr 24, 2017 10:50 pm
by PensivePenny
Greyman wrote:
PensivePenny wrote:1) The speed at which stars pass by the hull at warp speed is way too fast. According to ST Voyager, it will take them 70 years at maximum warp to get back home from the far side of the galaxy. The distance from home is not specified exactly. But, we can say anywhere between 70 to 80 light years...
Your scale is off by a factor of a thousand. Sol is located 26,000 light years from Galactic Centre. The Milky Way is about 100,000 light years in diameter.

Is it? Forget Sol for a second. 100 THOUSAND ly across the galaxy. If max warp is one THOUSAND times c, then that means in one year they could go 1 THOUSAND ly. How many years would that take to go 100 THOUSAND ly? Answer: 100. You didn't quote the entire paragraph ;)

ETA: 1000 ly/365 days = about 1.8 days per star systems.