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Old 03-28-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Jan Gaarni
No, it's stated to be 120.000 lightyears in diameter.
But that's for the Star Wars people.
For us, the star wars galaxy is almost 121.000 lightyears across, since a galactic year in star wars is 368 days (Coruscant year), rather than our 365 days in a year.
And as for the hyperdrive, they may have been able to get it to work temporary in order to get to Bespin.
Sure, they may have gotten it partly working, but it wasn't portrayed that way in either the book or the movie. So really anything's didn't work, then it DID work, then it didn't work again just as they reached Bespin.

Or perhaps the speed of light in the Star Wars universe is considerably faster than in ours? The equivalent of 100 light years in the Milky Way can be traveled in maybe a week under ion thrust in the SW galaxy?

Like I said, no big deal...just something to file under "background science blunder". It's rare for Lucas, we have to collect the few we can find.

Originally Posted by Jan Gaarni
The star field you are refering to could be other distant galaxies.
Not based on any real-life images we've got of galaxies to date. Having worked in observatories and planetariums for 10 years, distant galaxies appear even smaller than a galaxy in the foreground. As portrayed at the end of Ep. V, the galaxy shown resided in a larger galaxy - hence the scientific oddity.

But again, this is fantasy, and it's what makes it great. It's not constrained by rules of physics as we know them.

And there's no intent for a conflict of any kind...I love you guys. These things just seemed to be interesting "odd features" in one of the SW stories.
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