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We know that the Millennium Falcon is so fast that it "made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs" according to Han Solo.

A fast ship needs a good power source, however, so what is the Millennium Falcon's power source?

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    It has Einstein constantly turning in his coffin. – Gallifreyan Jun 4 '17 at 16:07
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Quadex Power Core

According to Wookiepedia, the Falcon was given the Power Core while it was owned by Unkar Plutt on Jakku.

Although I must point out this was not the Power Core that did the Kessel Run, that was just your good ol' friendly neighbourhood Power Core.

The following image is found in the TFA: Incredible Cross-sections.

Power core

From the original films we're just told there's a power core, but nothing about what type of core it was.

Old school core.

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    What about the time of the Kessel Run? – Gallifreyan Jun 4 '17 at 16:08
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    @Gallifreyan Just because a unit of distance was ignorantly used as a unit of time, we do not need to try to pretend that the statement meant anything other than gosh-wow bafflegab. – sabbahillel Jun 4 '17 at 17:17
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    @sabbahillel He meant because the answer I've given is the power core at a time after the Battle of Endor. – Edlothiad Jun 4 '17 at 17:20
  • Isn't the kessel Run an asteroid field? Measuring it in distance shows skill in navigation as it is shorter – Naib Jun 8 '17 at 20:00
  • At the risk of shamless self promotion, I broke down the speed of the Kessel Run here – amflare Jun 9 '17 at 14:41

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