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Old April 20 2014, 11:06 PM   #175
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Re: Members of the Federation.

King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
Isn't that a flaw of Trek's "boxes in space" sector system in general? I figured the co-ordinates were based on that.
Sectors are 20 light-years on a side. It takes tens of millennia for stars to move that far. I'm talking about motions within the Solar System, a vastly smaller scale. It only takes Jupiter three hours to traverse its own diameter (it takes Earth about seven minutes to do the same, since it's smaller and faster). If you say that, oh, Vulcan is in Sector 005, that's going to remain true for thousands of years, but if you try to define Jupiter's position based on some kind of fixed XYZ grid, those coordinates will be obsolete in hours.
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