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The Gizmodo Guide To Star Wars

The Gizmodo Guide To Star Wars

Star Wars occupies a huge place in the history of science fiction and fantasy. The first movie, in 1977, changed the genre forever. And this year marks the first new Star Wars film in a decade, with revamped continuity. So now’s the perfect time for a refresher course. Here’s our…

There’s Only One Way You Could Personally Visit An Exoplanet

There’s Only One Way You Could Personally Visit An Exoplanet

Sorry, Han Solo and Mr Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you’ll never be able to punch a button and travel through “hyperspace”, or go to warp speed. Travelling faster than light is almost certainly impossible. According to scientists, the only way you could personally visit other stars…