Question For Space Nerds
By - EnvironmentTough1425
Interesting concept. I think that it’s plausible
The destruction of the Hosnian system in TFA could be seen instantaneously from a great distance, so the speed of light seems to be kind of screwy in the Star Wars universe.
It's all that air in space that let's ships have sound. Trust me.
[This literally happens in one of the comics.](https://pm1.narvii.com/6796/585ce3f6fe4142e3dff291a1b422a0938461d394v2_hq.jpg) Leia talks about how she can still see Alderaan.
So if they stay on that planet, had a telescope, they could see it blown up?
Yeah. They could.
So, because of space magic, and some fictional writing, they could see the past, happening in the present.
It depends on how far away you are from Alderaan
But essentially yes, the further the distance, the longer the planet will appear intact.
There is no way you can travel fast than light. Even if you could, we are only talking a unit of measure for speed and distance, not time. So you can’t time travel in that way.
Edit: I quickly read your post and missed part of your intent. My answers were real world. Since SW doesn’t remotely resemble real life physics, anything is possible.
I mean in Star Wars why not, maybe Han did it with Leia and that's really when things fell apart
Something from the comics answering this was posted here a few days ago. Really tear jerking.
This has been addressed in the comics. Leia says that she can still see Alderaan sometimes depending on what part of the galaxy she is in.
They measure time across the galaxy in years and all the habitable planets have a single type of terrain. It doesn't follow the same laws as us.
Faster than light is a measure of distance, not time. So unless they were going an exponential rate, then no