Re: Over excitement much?
> If my maths is correct, it would take Voyager 1 just shy of 300 YEARS to travel the distance of just
> 1 Light Year, assuming it stayed at a constant 60,000km/hour.
60000km/hour is 60000 * 1000 / 3600 = 16667m/s
The speed of light is 300000000m/s.
So it would take Voyager 1 3e8 / 16667 = 18000 years to travel one light year, or 216000 years to travel 12 light years.
And anyway there are only 22 star systems within 12 light years.
Epsilon Eridani has featured in some sci-fi as harbouring aliens but we'd need some good ultraviolet shielding to live there.
So we'll have to very likely have to look further afield.