In the Star Trek: TNG episode, 'The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2' the Enterprise-d arrives at the site of the Battle of Wolf 359. They find the fleet completely destroyed. How long after the battle did they arrive?
I'm curious because Wolf 359 is a real star (a red dwarf) that is only 7.8 light years from Earth. Once the Borg had destroyed the fleet, it should have taken them almost no time to reach Earth. Was there some reason that they waited before proceeding on?