Star Wars Has Utterly Ruined Your Idea Of How Science Works: Here’s How


The  franchise has introduced so many fascinating ideas into the sci-fi genre’s lexicon, but it should not come as a surprise there is quite a bit of inaccurate science involved in the movies. The truth is that George Lucas never intended for his creation to be a hard science fiction series but more of a fantasy story set in space. Combining those two elements means there are plenty of facts about space Star Wars gets wrong: after all, it was never intended to be realistic.

Whether it is the way that the planets within the galaxy are formed or how quickly the characters can travel to important Star Wars locations, experts and scientists have pointed out a whole myriad of things in Star Wars that couldn’t scientifically happen in real life. Just take a look at these entries to get an understanding of how not everything in these amazing movies is grounded in realism.