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Old July 10 2012, 08:39 PM   #83
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Re: Urban outs the villain. Maybe.

JWPlatt wrote: View Post
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Which would have more people upset? Warp Drive fast enough to get them outside the Galaxy in such a short period of time (As in TOS)...
Such two-dimensional thinking... Do you believe the galaxy is spherical, or a flat spiral? In which direction is it stated that the Enterprise was traveling? Is the barrier only around the edge? Or the entire galaxy - above, below and around? Think about it.
Just as the Earth has an equator, so too does the galaxy and we are about 14 light years above what's called the equatorial symmetry plane. As to the thickness of the disk, most current estimates put it at around 1,000 light years thick. Obviously our solar system lies very close to the galaxy's equator.
http://www.astrodigital.org/astronom...temgalaxy.html
So according to this, the Earth is 486 ly away from the nearest galactic threshold. Quite a journey, even at high warp, I'd say.
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