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Tas

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#41 11 years ago

NiteStryker;4750681:lol: A parsec is a unit of distance, not time.

So the logic behind that statement is that during Han Solo's younger days when the Falcon was the new cadalliac, Han participated in the Kessel Run, which was a race. Han did it in less than "12 parsecs" by flying dangerously close to a black hole cluster called the "Maw". The distortion of gravity combined with the route Han took (flying off the beaten path closer to the black holes than was safely allowed) shortened the route a bit, enabling the run of 12 parsecs to be done in less time.

This is akin to running a marathon in under 27 miles.

Look it up and you will see I am right. :nodding:

Yea in my younger days I was a total Star Wars nerd, and it hasnt left my memory.

See i knew that, but i was counting on ignorance of the readers to let me get away with it. Of course i was not counting on someone undermining me so quickly. Thanks a lot. :(




NiteStryker

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#42 11 years ago
Tas;4750757See i knew that, but i was counting on ignorance of the readers to let me get away with it. Of course i was not counting on someone undermining me so quickly. Thanks a lot. :(

Aw, im sorry. Shoulda said "Knowledgeable Nerds keep your mouths shut".

But anybody that watched Family Guy - Blue Harvest would have said the parsec fact anyway.




random_soldier1337

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#43 11 years ago
Anlushac11;4750559I have not heard of fusion rockets or even plasma drives getting anywhere close to light speed. I would like to see this data also. Data I have seen says at best we would be able to hit .2c of lightspeed.

Even that seems highly absurd. But let's wait until antimatter and fusion energy harvesting technologies are developed first. We'll have more of an exact idea where we are to achieveing lightspeed or how high speeds we can achieve.