How long would it take to go from 0 0 to 0 1? And if you find a system how do you know its new? How many squares are out there on the galaxy grid? (and a different one Ive been dead curious about) Does Veynom just be ouur master or does he actually play and blow bamditos and whatnot?
..the time it takes would depend on the speed of your ship, anywhere from two hours to ten minutes. If you find a system that is not on the map, it is new. The galaxy goes from -500, -500 to 500, 500. Veynom, armed only with a loin cloth and combat knife, hunts krayt dragons in the deserts of Tatooine.
Technically, if you don't abort, you should never die while system hunting. The only way it would be possible is if a sun somehow was placed along the outermost edge of the system you're entering. We purposely refrained from doing so, so if it occurs I'd likely respawn the player as it was intended to never purposely kill a player entering a system.
Once you're in the system however, if you die from a BlackHole/Sun/etc, thats on you.