Okay, perhaps everybody else already noticed this years ago. But was it just EXTREME luck that the Shivans missed Earth at the beginning of the great war?
I mean they invade Ross 128, move to Delta Serpentis. From here they have a 50/50 chance of going to Sol, instead they wander off to Ribos and spread out over the rest of Terran/Vasudan Space, but they only make an effort to head to Sol AFTER going all the way up to Vasuda and wiping them out. (And they even took the long route on that one too)
Sorry if this is old news, but this Nodemap just made it blatantly clear to me how close Ross 128 is to earth, I always thought it was a fringe system, out where say Wolf 359 is.