Re: How far to the Bajoran Wormhole?
^ Most likely it was because they couldn't know for a fact that the wormhole would even be there when they arrived.
Making a course for the Federation would be absolutely assured of success, because the UFP doesn't just move or disappear like a wormhole terminus could.
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