Link: Researchers explain how Star Wars twins Luke and Leia are different ages · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club

Researchers explain how Star Wars twins Luke and Leia are different ages · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club

Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, cinema’s most famous hastily retconned twins, are actually around 1.75 years apart in age thanks to the relativistic nature of space travel according to a group of goddamned nerds from the U.K.’s University Of Leicester. A new paper, which appears in the Journal Of Physics Special Topics, explains how both velocity and gravitational time dilation achieve this effect in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. As it explains:
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