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How does a Star Wars X-wing fighter make it from the surface of a planet to space?

You've fundamentally misunderstood the principle of 'escape velocity' which is a measure of how fast an object fired like a bullet from a gun would need to be going at ground level in order to leave ...
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How does a Star Wars X-wing fighter make it from the surface of a planet to space?

Even without magic repulsorlift, the X-wing could make it to orbit the same way real world rockets do: climb up until the atmosphere thins out enough that it no longer slows you down too much, then ...
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Looking for a Star Wars Legends novel where Gamorreans were used as guinea pigs

In Michael A. Stackpole's book X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble Gamorrean prisoners are used to develop a virus. Could this be the book you're thinking of? Derricote led him deeper into the laboratory complex ...
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Is there a minimum midi-chlorian count needed to live?

Qui-Gon explicitly states (in The Phantom Menace) that a zero count is impossible. Qui-Gon Jinn: Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. In The ...
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Looking for a Star Wars Legends novel where Gamorreans were used as guinea pigs

This could be the 1995 novel Children of the Jedi. The plot revolves around the autonomous Imperial dreadnaught Eye of Palpatine, which by the time of the story has been roving around, capturing, and ...
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Was George Lucas directly involved in creating the non-human characters of Star Wars?

While the first movie was a little bit more scrappy and pressed for time when it came to the design of the Mos Eisley denizens, the process they seemed to land on for 'Empire' onwards for selecting ...
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What has been Alec Guinness's attitude toward Star Wars?

Sir Alec admits that early on he didn't like the script and that the dialogue was rubbish, but that he made a connection to it and thought there was something there. ... the script arrived and I ...
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To whom was Yoda referring when he said, "There is another?"

I'm going to necro my own question here as I've finally found something semi conclusive. Let's work backwards on the known continuity Here in 2024 we know that Obi Wan knows Leia and the "that ...
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How does magnetic sealing work in Star Wars?

There are no canon explanations of the technology. It's designed to block blasters and (now to some extent) lightsabers. In Legends, a "magnetic seal" more or less functioned like a Star ...
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How many times did Vader and Obi-Wan fight post Revenge of The Sith?

In Legends, they didn't fight or meet each other between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It's hard to offer direct evidence for a negative claim like this, but the only time I'm aware of that Obi-...
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How does a Star Wars X-wing fighter make it from the surface of a planet to space?

Ilmari Karonen explained perfectly why a spacecraft capable of 100 MGLT (cough) would be limited to much less in atmospheric conditions. But there is another point to make: Orbital velocity is how ...
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