P3 4 How Fast Is Hyperdrive?

Tobias Miller, Forseti Astrophel, Orlagh Simpson, Eliza Rodgers


In Star Wars: A New Hope, The Millennium Falcon is seen engaging hyperdrive and travelling at superluminal speed, causing the stars in the sky to stretch into long streaks. In this paper, we investigate the speed necessary to see such stretching, and calculate that the Millenium Falcon was travelling at over 1.5 times the speed of light, confirming that the motion was superluminal.

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