If you haven’t seen Solo: A Star Wars Story yet, go no further. Spoilers ahead.
“It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.”
Han Solo’s boast from the original Star Wars has been analyzed and picked apart endlessly by fans over the past 41 years. Convincing theories have surfaced over the years to explain it, but Solo: A Star Wars Story definitively puts any debate to rest.
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From a scientific standpoint, Han’s boast just doesn’t make sense. He’s bragging about how fast the Millennium Falcon is in that scene, so when he says “less than 12 parsecs” he seems to be referring to a period of time. But “parsec” is a measure of distance. Read more…