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Hyperspace refers to a parallel realm, outside our own, commonly used to travel through space at great speed from one point of space to another point of space. Hyperspace may also refer to a region of space where other lifeforms exist.

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Energy globes flatten everything, turn out be be warp bubbles of starships from another dimension

I read this in the early '70s - I'm not sure if it was in a proper anthology, or just an extra story added in to pad out a short novel to proper paperback size. Set in England (so probably a British ...
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Looking for 80's scifi comic about astronaut looking for Earth in ancient alien spaceship

I have been looking for a long while for the name of an 80's comic/graphic novel of which I once read a short section as a child. What I can remember is this: The story is about an astronaut who ...
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How strong is too strong for gravity wells and hyperspace?

Maybe I'm just too critical as an astrophysicist, but I'm wondering if there's any official canon regarding how strong is too strong of a "gravity well" for safely jumping to hyperspace in Star Wars? ...
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Star Wars universally accepted “up”

One thing I've noticed in Star Wars is that all spaceships always seem to acknowledge a universal "up," in that when two ships come out of hyperspace they are both the "right" way up, even if they are ...
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Why didn't the bombers drop out of hyperspace closer to the Dreadnought?

Why didn't the bombers use hyperspace to get closer to the Dreadnought before starting their attack run? The slow approach caused the majority of the fleet to be destroyed. As we saw later in the ...
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A novel involving philosophy and hyperspace, ca. pre-1990

I am trying to remember the title of a novel with the following plot points: A spacecraft is sent via supposedly instantaneous travel to a distant system, but they return 1,000 or 2,000 years later (...
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Is hyperspace flight actually difficult?

This question and its answers all take as truth a statement by Han Solo, that hyperspace "ain't like dusting crops". Other scenes in A New Hope show that Solo is a bit of a blowhard, inventing ...
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Hyperspace and Interdictors

I have a question about how Interdictors work. We have seen ships jump relatively close to a planet which means in order for Interdictors to affect other ships especially at a distance, then they have ...
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Short story about pilot escaping aggressive aliens

I remember this short(maybe like 10 pages) story from perspective of a pilot, that made first encounter with alien spaceship and got attacked without warning. Pilot was making emergency hyperspace ...
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Searching for sci-fi short story relating to space pilots and autism

I remember reading an amazing short story/novella (at least 15+ years ago) that focused on a universe where it has been discovered that the vastness of space drives the pilots of spaceships insane ...
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Why the assumption of a tracking device [duplicate]

In the Last Jedi, the Resistance, correctly assumes that But why did they came to that conclusion, knowing that there is a technology that can signal your position across the entire galaxy? So why ...
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How were Finn and Rose able to easily return to the fleet?

A thought struck me while reading this question. Spoilers: Given all of that, shouldn't it be simple for a few star destroyers to make a short but safe jump away and then jump back ahead of the ...
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Why didn't the Resistance's support ships jump to hyperspace?

It was implied that only one of the First Order ships has the capability to follow through hyperspace, so the First Order would obviously follow the large Mon Calamari Cruiser. Why then didn't the ...
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Were these fleets accelerating? [closed]

The following contains spoilers for The Last Jedi Prior to the film's climax, Newton's First Law of Motion is usually stated that as "an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion ...
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In the Last Jedi why didn't the First Order fleet just jump in front of the Resistance fleet? [duplicate]

In the Last Jedi, the First Order fleet, commanded by General Hux is... Why didn't Hux just order one or more of the Star Destroyers jump slightly ahead of the Raddus and attack them from multiple ...
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Can capital ships make accurate micro-jumps through Hyperspace without aiming for a gravity well?

For a large portion of The Last Jedi, I've seen a number of suggestions for how the First Order might have better handled this situation, including the idea that they perform a micro-jump through ...
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Is Light-speed a super weapon? [duplicate]

In the Last Jedi, Why has no-one thought of this before? Fit a light-speed drive to a cheap ship, and make your own super missile. You could even fill it with a warhead for added damage. Why is it ...
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Star Wars Tangibility of Trans-hyperspace [closed]

===========================>[Spoilers] So after seeing TLJ a question started to plague me about the tangibility of trans hyperspace. In other words how tangible an object is when transitioning to ...
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Looking for a short SF story about two ultra-fast ships flying around the entire universe

I'm trying to find a story I read maybe fifteen or twenty years ago. The story itself might be much older, of course: it had a 1950's - 60's 'golden age of hard SF' feel to it. As I remember it, ...
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How fast can ships go in Hyperspace?

In something like Star Trek, you can say 'this ship can achieve Warp 6', which sets a specific limit on how fast that ship can go (depending on which warp scale you're using, which is a different ...
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Can you stop and hang out in hyperspace?

Looking back at Rogue One and Return of the Jedi, where Rebel fleets coordinate jumping into hyperspace to arrive at the same time, I started wondering whether it's possible to stop moving in ...
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Can ships be tracked and chased through hyperspace?

In Rogue One, At the beginning of A New Hope, we see Vader's ship chasing the Tantive IV, eventually overpowering it. How was Vader able to find the Tantive IV? Presumably through some method of ...
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Does Rogue One create a plot hole in Return of the Jedi re Hyperspace Radio?

In the Star Wars movie Rogue One, we see the Rebels communicating over the radio whilst at Light-speed. I don't recall seeing this in other Star Wars movies. (They pop out of Hyperdrive - and the ...
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Looking for the title of about time/space and astrophysics

Looking for the title of a book for young kids (8-13). The premise of the books is: a "supreme" race that generates planets and is in charge of organizing the cosmos. The leader has several offsprings ...
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Would the Death Star split in half if an hyperspace jump failed?

In Legends, it was theorized that the Death Star had: One hundred twenty-three individual hyperspace generators, tied into a single navigational matrix (...) And these: were necessary to carry ...
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Are there any Star Wars Canon usage of 'Hyperdrive Radio' prior to Rogue One?

In the Star Wars movie Rogue One, we see the Rebels communicating over the radio whilst at Light-speed. I don't recall seeing this in other Star Wars movies. (They pop out of Hyperdrive - and the ...
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How does the Death Star travel in hyperspace? [duplicate]

Is there any reference in Canon or Legends on how the hyperspace travel of the Death Star is performed? Is it in anyway similar to the hyperspace travels performed by other starships in the Star Wars ...
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Which science fiction universe holds the title of furthest distance travelled in one voyage? [closed]

I'm curious as to which work of science fiction can lay claim to furthest distance travelled in one trip by non-Wormhole, non-space shortening, non-teleportation means. So stuff like Q or the ...
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What happens if the Death Star comes out of hyperspace in the middle of an asteroid field? [duplicate]

As a counter-question to this question, I wonder what happens if the Death Star comes out of hyperspace in the middle of an asteroid field... Or in the middle of a space fleet? Would it be destroyed? ...
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Star Wars Battle Tactics and Hyperspace

In most Star Wars battles, the ships shoot lasers at each other. In Rogue One and RotJ, however, ships physically colliding with other ships won battles. In Rogue One, a capital ship collided with ...
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Why didn't the Death Star jump to hyperspace to escape attack?

In Rogue One, Additionally, the Empire knew (or at least might have reasonably suspected) at this time that That being the case, during the assault on the Death Star in A New Hope, why was the ...
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Is it known if there are non-Interdictor tactics to stop ships in hyperspace?

As pirates can't always wait in specific systems I'm wondering if there is a tactic (or more than one) to get ships to drop out of hyperspace where the pirates want them (even if the pirates are ...
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In hyperspace, what exactly is “jumping directly between points”?

The Wookiepedia article on hyperspace states (emphasis mine): By entering hyperspace, a starship could take advantage of the wrinkles in the fabric of realspace to reduce journey time ...
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Could you destroy the Death Star by having a ship come out of hyperspace in the middle of it?

So the Death Star is huge, right? Would it be possible to coordinate a hyperdrive to come out of hyperspace in the middle of the Death Star? Maybe a small ship wouldn't be enough to destroy it, but ...
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What happens if two ships come out of hyperspace at the exact same time and place?

When ships come out of hyperspace, it looks like they just "blipped" out of nowhere. I know it's not very likely, but what happens if two ships accidentally come out of hyperspace at the same place ...
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Hoping for author and name of a particular novel/ like a submarine but in a superspace

Science fiction novel from 1980s or 1990s or 2000s. People can go into a particular different space, said to be "above" our space, where distances are shorter. Particular ships can go "up" into this ...
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Are there any hyper-drive based Star Wars weapons?

Are there any hyper-drive based Star Wars weapons? I would think rather than fancy missiles, you would just want to send an inexpensive, weaponized hyperdrive to blow up an enemy ship. You would ...
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Was it a mistake that the X-Wings in The Force Awakens were waiting in hyperspace?

I have seen The Force Awakens twice and don't have access to the scripts, but... Re-watching last night, it occured to me that while Han, Chewie and co were working to bring down the shields on ...
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How do you go from Naboo to Tatooine without the hyperdrive?

According to Star Wars wiki, the two planets are in different star systems. How did Queen Amidala and the two Jedi get to Tatooine with a broken hyperdrive? Wouldn't that take thousands of years at ...
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Have the rules on hyperspace changed in canon now?

In Star Wars - hyperspace travel has some limitations. For one, you can't get to close to a gravitational body. We see this in Ep IV - the Falcon must lift off on repulsorlifts and travel at sublight ...
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How does Hyperspace traffic work in the galaxy far far away? [duplicate]

Hyperspace travel is a norm in Star Wars universe. Even small ships have that capability and without this capability galactic-scale economy isn't possible. My educated estimates say that at any point ...
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Is there an in-canon explanation for how “manual” hyperspace exits are possible?

"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova, and that'd end your trip real quick, ...
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Can an individual survive in Hyperspace?

Thinking about Episode V, ESB, where the Millennium Falcon eludes the star destroyer by dropping out when it releases its garbage... What if you were a guy in a proper space suit, and you attached ...
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Why does traveling through Hyperspace look different depending on the point of view?

Looking from inside a ship, through a window, white or blue lines in black space are seen when a ship is traveling through Hyperspace. However, from the outside, a blue, cloudy tunnel is seen. Is ...
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Can a ship in hyperspace see other ships?

To illustrate this question, assume we have two Imperial Class Star Destroyers who were both shipped out of adjacent construction bays at Kuat Drive Yards on the same standard day, and are both manned ...
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In-system Space flight mechanics in the Union/Alliance universe

I am having trouble understanding the in-system space flight mechanics in the Union/Alliance universe. It seems that the spaceships come from Jump at a moderate high fraction of lightspeed, which ...
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Scientist discovers hyperspace with a twist

I believe the setting is an Earth that desperately needs transportation to the stars (overpopulation?) A scientist discovers hyperspace (I believe he solves a theory that explains how to reach it, ...
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Star Wars canon, small ships and hyperdrive

I distinctly remember in Star Wars, A New Hope, in the scene when the Millennium Falcon arrives at the remains of what was once Alderaan, a TIE fighter passes close by and Han Solo gives chase. Obi-...
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Why do calculations need to be made before jumping into hyperspace?

This question was inspired by this answer concerning rebels escaping at the battle of Endor The answer references this piece of dialog from a new hope: BEN How long before you can make the ...
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Golden Age SF short story about first contact, and a different kind of hyperspace

I've been trying to find a certain "golden age" short sci-fi story for days and it's driving me crazy. Here's what I can remember: first contact with humans and an alien scoutship from a galactic ...