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The Physics Behind THE LAST JEDI’s Coolest Scene

Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi! 

If you saw and loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi, chances are one of the moments you came away talking — or screaming, or giddily hyperventilating — about was the culmination of Vice Admiral Holdo’s secret plan to strike back at the First Order. In one of the most unforgettable instances in the Star Wars series, Holdo launched the Resistance’s ship, the Raddus, at hyperspace speeds straight through the hull of the First Order’s Supremacy.

Holdo may have sacrificed her own life in the process, but toward the end of neutralizing the First Order’s pursuit of the Resistance, taking out a bevy of evildoers, and giving Star Wars fans one of the coolest sights they’d seen in ages. But believe it or not, science would have made the whole ordeal even cooler! Find out how on this week’s Because Science.

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