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Question For Space Nerds

Question For Space Nerds

EnvironmentTough1425

Interesting concept. I think that it’s plausible


javelinnl

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.


Five_Orange77

It's all that air in space that let's ships have sound. Trust me.


N0V0w3ls

[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.


Comprehensive-Yam528

So if they stay on that planet, had a telescope, they could see it blown up?


N0V0w3ls

Yeah. They could.


Comprehensive-Yam528

So, because of space magic, and some fictional writing, they could see the past, happening in the present.


N0V0w3ls

Yes


hudson_lowboy

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.


SwaggyWebb

I mean in Star Wars why not, maybe Han did it with Leia and that's really when things fell apart


Jackstack6

Something from the comics answering this was posted here a few days ago. Really tear jerking.


InfiniteDedekindCuts

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.


FruitsPonchiSamurai1

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.


bellagoat

Faster than light is a measure of distance, not time. So unless they were going an exponential rate, then no