Star Wars: What would hyperspace travel really look like?

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The sight of the Millennium Falcon making the “jump to lightspeed” is one of the most iconic images from the Star Wars trilogy. But University of Leicester students have calculated that – in reality – Han, Luke and Leia would not see the light from stars stretching past the ship as we are shown in the movies. The group of fourth year MPhys students published the findings in this year’s University of Leicester’s Journal of Physics Special Topics. The journal is ...

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