User:Valaggar/Size of the HyperSpace galaxy

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By using the available information, we can estimate the size of the HyperSpace galaxy through a few calculations:

  • Assumptions:
    • The average density of starfaring races is not significantly higher than the one in our region.
  • Reasoning:
    • Over 5000 races have claimed to the Kohr-Ah that they will be defeated.
      • In our region (henceforth named a "unit-region" - 1,000,000 standard HyperSpace area units), only approximately 16.5/20 starfaring races would surely make such a claim.
        • So the Kohr-Ah annihilated over 6000 races.
    • Our unit-region contained 19 starfaring species at the beginning of the Ur-Quan Slave War, so a unit-region contains approximately 20 races.
      • So the Kohr-Ah cleansed over 300 unit-regions.
    • The first Doctrinal Conflict took place 17,500 years before current events.
    • The Kzer-Za conquered non-allied races in 3.75-4 years/race on average.
    • So they conquered over 4375-4700 races (218-235 unit-regions).
      • It is possible that the Kohr-Ah and the Kzer-Za advanced at a relatively equal pace through the galaxy, so the Kzer-Za may have enslaved up to 6000 races (300 unit-regions) - 2.88 years per race.
  • Conclusions:
    • The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za conquered (at least) between 220 and 300 unit-regions.
    • The Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah cleansed (at least) 300 unit-regions
      • The HyperSpace galaxy has (at least) 520-600 unit-regions.
  • Secondary conclusions:
    • The galaxy has a diameter of at least 27646 standard HyperSpace distance units and a circumference of at least 86808 distance units.
    • With the speed of the Ur-Quan fleets, the galaxy may be traversed on the diameter in at least 4.8 years, and in at least 15 years on the entire circumference.
      • Note that this does not take into account refueling and resupply halts.
    • If the distribution of races is approximately equal throughout the HyperSpace galaxy, thenit contains only 300,000 stars (0.00015%-0.000075% of the 200-400 billion stars of the Milky Way).