There is no room for chance, Ensign
::continues explanation, pretending not to see furious recoil...just like having a ghost in the machine::
It wasn't an isolated field, and we were able to listen in on local subspace frequencies and cobble together an idea of what to expect beyond their range.
The Krenim have been here recently, and there's no reason to expect they won't come back.
::chances another look at miralparis
This isn't a resource rich area of space. The people we listened in on can't support their own defenses, much less ours, and we would have to travel at least fifty parsecs before even hope of clear territory.
::transfers gaze back to former pilot::
Is it your estimation that this ship is capable of supporting and protecting her crew for nearly six months without replenishment?