In the first-released Star Wars
installment, Han Solo brags that he can captain the Millennium Falcon
through a smuggling route in just under 12 parsecs—a parsec being a truly astronomical measurement of 3.26 light-years. The route itself is 18 parsecs, illustrating that Solo is a brassy pilot willing to fly closer to black holes and cut the route by a third.
Sep 1, 2018 2:25 AM CDT