Isn't a parsec a unit of distance?


#1

@Wheatums Isn’t a parsec a unit of distance, not time. Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems you have used this as a unit of time.


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#2

It is a unit of distance but @Wheatums used it correctly in the context, just as Han Solo (the quote). The Kessel Run is a shipping route with a black hole (if memory serves) between the 2 points. Making the run in the shortest distance possible while not dying from getting too close (the fewest parsecs) is where the bragging comes into play.

EDIT: Found this nifty diagram. You can see the Kessel Run is essentially a dangerous shortcut that gets you to Kessel with fewer parsecs traveled.


#3

Good lookin out!


#4

What is this?? An image for ants???


#5

Yup, it proves not only that the Millennium Falcon is a beast but that he and Chewbacca are boss astrogationists :wink:


#6

Thanks for the info @Vocino. Once again, I am wrong… After a review of what was said, it was indeed used as a unit of distance, but was slightly ambiguous as to what the unit was of. Either way, my mistake!


#7

Dude no worries. The only reason I was quick to answer is because it’s a subject of much debate between Star Wars nerds like myself.


#8

Well sir, thank you much for correcting me!