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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Yoda Taught for 800 Years! Earth Years?

Photo by Gonzalo Martin from Flickr
There is a scene in Empire Strikes Back in which Yoda is giving up in teaching Luke Skywalker the Jedi-way, and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s spirit is trying to convince Yoda to be patient and give Luke a chance. 

Yoda replies by telling Obi’s spirit that he has been teaching the Jedi-way for over 800 years. That is a lot of years! However, is it Earth years? How can a galaxy far, far away have the concept of years! Years only applies to Earth, right? A year is when our planet, Earth, revolves around the Sun one time, thus a year.

Well, Yoda is not from Earth. Well, he could be! But, yeah, no! So, 800 years in the Star Wars universe is really how long for us Earthlings? Also, these characters from Star Wars are jumping planets and systems all the time, so the years would have to be different every time they took a trip, right?

What do you think?

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