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After The Force Awakens, is Star Wars' definition of parsec different from ours? [duplicate]

The quote from this post confused me: REY: (surprised) This is the Millenium Falcon! This is the ship that did the Kessel Run in 14 parsecs! So I did a little bit of research and figured out the ...
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The Kessel Run Parsecs - Star Wars [duplicate]

Han Solo was able to "make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs" but how is it measured? Is it the distance spent out of hyperspace?
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Was the Millennium Falcon too slow?

I've always been puzzled by the speeds of space craft in Star Wars. The Millennium Falcon was said to travel at "point 5 beyond the speed of light" - which I guess is 1.5c: HAN: She'll make point ...
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Was the Millennium Falcon a one-off or was it mass produced?

Do the books ever specify whether or not another ship of this make exists? Or is it truly unique? Maybe a long time ago in a galaxy far far away manufacturers made single one-off units, but here that'...
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Why did Red Squadron give their call signs in random order?

One thing that has always confused me about Star Wars: A New Hope is that at the beginning of the attack on the Death Star, Red Squadron gives their callsigns in random order. Red Leader (presumably ...
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Why do blaster bolts move slower than the speed of light?

Is there a canon explanation (based on how Star Wars blasters work) for why the blaster bolts are so slow? Intuitively, one would expect them to be like lasers, traveling at the speed of light.
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Does Superman need to breathe?

While researching for this question, I came across a couple of conflicting images of Superman in space. First we have him in space with no helmet - and talking to another character. As far as I can ...
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Did the Millennium Falcon *really* make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?

From the new canonical novelization of Episode IV: A New Hope: Han scoffed. “Fast ship? You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon ?” Ben raised a white eyebrow. “Should I have?” “...
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What did we know about the Kessel run before the prequels?

Suppose it is 1996 and I want to know what the "Kessel Run" (mentioned in A New Hope) is, and what does it mean that Han Solo did it in 12 parsecs. Of course, we now know much more about it thanks to ...
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How long did it take the Millennium Falcon to do the Kessel run

So in these questions, Did the Millennium Falcon really make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs? Kessel Run in 12 parsecs: screenplay error, or part of the movie? And what is on Wookieepedia ...
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What is Han rounding down from to get 12 when talking about the Kessel Run?

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story when Han and Chewie are talking about the Kessel Run, Han says: not if you round down. What is he rounding down from? I guess it's not 12.5-12.9 as it seems ...
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How did Han Solo use the Maw Cluster to beat the Kessel Run? [closed]

We know that Solo made the Kessel Run in a shorter distance by skirting close to the Maw Cluster (with the help of his Class 0.5 modified hyperdrive and navicomputer), but how exactly does the physics ...
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