Wrong Side of Heaven
Earth is the galactic 7-11 pit stop on their way to.....?. Land in a semi remote spot, dump non-recyclable waste tanks. Then pick up some humans to make jerky for the extended trip, in space everything can be acquired from asteroid water to Titan methane fuel oceans. Biologic food material usually for other biologic life forms seems rare and cant be found in open space so stop by earth for a quick grab and go snack. So far the earth has served for a couple hundred million years as a reliable fresh pantry stocking shelf.Where could they come from?
How far could they have traveled?
How long did it take them to travel to Earth?
How fast could they go?
Warp 4 would be 64 times the speed of light and it would take 24 days to get to Alpah Centauri. At the extreme of warp 10 would be 1000 times the speed of light. That would take 1.5 days to get to Alpha Centauri. All other exoplanets are much farther away, so travel times can be multiplied by 10 to 100 times longer.
Do they fold space like in Dune.
Why would they travel this far just to see use? They must be really board.
The lookieloos may hold over a bit too long to grab a photo or two of the local scenery for their space book friends.