Someone Figured Out How Long Ago ‘Star Wars’ Took Place

Just how long is “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away?” 

By JJ Pellini on November 10, 2017
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“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”

When ‘Star Wars’ came out 40 years ago – holy cow 40 years!  – we just kind of took it at face value and didn’t really think too much about the actual timeline.

But now the code has been cracked, according to Wired.

Patrick Johnson, author of the book The Physics of Star Wars, took on the task of deciphering when the galaxies were formed, crunched the numbers, did the calculations, and deducted that ‘Star Wars’ took place…

*drum roll*

…about 4.7 billion years before modern times.

“a long time ago” indeed!

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