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10 Things Movies Get Wrong About Space

10. Gigantic Explosions - Star Wars

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It may look incredibly impressive when a TIE fighter guns down an X-Wing during an intense space dogfight. It's undoubtedly cool to see Star Destroyers burning in the heat of battle. And the sight of the Death Star being blown to smithereens is an iconic moment we'll always hold dear to our hearts.

But, that doesn't make any of those incidents factually correct.

Regardless of the fact these films take place in 'a galaxy far, far away', a space ship simply wouldn't explode in the way Star Wars suggests they would.

For a start, there's no oxygen in space, so there wouldn't be any combustion at all. On top of this, there's also no sound in space. That means the thunderous explosions we hear throughout the glorious Star Wars trilogy simply wouldn't be a possibility in real life.

Obviously the filmmakers behind the epic saga were more focused on creating as much drama as they could during each high octane space battle. Silent spaceships slowly breaking apart after being taken down wouldn't make for the same experience, I'll admit. But, it would definitely have been more accurate.

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