I'm not sure if anyone realized that M-31 is Andromeda. Why not just call it the U.S.S. Andromeda?
Also, as for the time it takes to get there, it's perfectly possible that it doesn't actually have to get there to be at it's destination. It may begin transmitting just after the galactic barrier, and be considered at it's destination. Keras 22:32, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
- That's exactly what my previous edits were made to clarify. -- Captain MKB 20:38, June 18, 2011 (UTC)