Skip to comments.Was the Millennium Falcon found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea?
Posted on 07/05/2011 8:31:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
On June 19, maritime treasure hunters -- who were looking for priceless submerged hooch in shipwrecks -- discovered a 60-meter-diameter circle 87 meters under the Baltic Sea. Are these the remains of an alien vessel or Cthulhu's personal pan pizza?
Next to the circle is a 300 meter long slide track -- as if the circle has traveled across the seabed before it has settled [...] They rule out theories that there is a depth bomb or mine from the First World War -- or a symmetrical [algal] bloom [...] The most likely scenario is still that there is a natural ground formation.
io9 tipster Dr Nilsson suggests that we're looking at the remains of the Millennium Falcon, which isn't entirely implausible as Chewie and Han have visited Earth (albeit in another dimension). As for a more serious guess, it's the lost Limecat of Atlantis. Also, why didn't my high school guidance counselor inform me that "Booze-Searching Scandinavian Treasure Hunter" was among the world's viable career options?
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Nah! The Falcon made the Kessel run in 12 parceps....it’s long gone by know
Eroded volcanic tube — or something more likely than space-aliens?
No, that’s silly.
It’s where they buried the birth certificate.
Actually, I hold the title. Catch me if you can!
See, the truth is out there. Or rather under there.
What about that giant laughing face in the pic to the SW of it?
Probably not aliens — Han Solo was from a galaxy far, far away, and that was long, long ago.
>>Nah! The Falcon made the Kessel run in 12 parceps....its long gone by know<<
Sadly, the UN Counsel against torture is still in session about Lucas’ tortured “explanation” of why “distance” is the same as “speed” instead of admitting he had no idea what a parsec was and screwed up. If they have any concept of “justice” they will rule against Lucas.
At least he won’t have to answer for how Leia can remember her mother as being “sad,” since Leia’s mom Padme died giving birth to Leia...
Just remember: Han shot first (and good for him for doing so!)
Why you scruffy-looking nerf-herder!
I won it fairly!
Haha... good point. Is this thing close to Peenemünde though?
To be fair, I heard that apparently Leia was talking about her adoptive mother Breha Organa sadness because she knew what going on from her husband Bail Organa, I read it in one of those Timothy Zahn Star Wars books
Nope...we have Chewbacca and Jarjar in the White House.
The Falcon was claimed on a technicality in the bet...but alas the “ship may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts.”
I think a parsec is 3.26 light years. If you want to talk about torture, one need not go further than Jar Jar Binks.
I’m turning you in to the SPCA for that comment. Space Basset’s do not deserve that abuse! ;)
Don’t you buze that poor widdle Space Basset!
God where’s the love for JarJar here? Where is the love? ;)
humm millennium pizza sounds tasty
“Chewie and Han have visited Earth (albeit in another dimension).”
Pffft! Everyone knows that Chewie is planting gardens, vacationing every week and living it up in the White House.
“Its where they buried the birth certificate.”
What birth certificate? Obama is the One. He was never conceived by a mere earthly mortal.
Spock will get him off, by reminding the Counsel that under the battle conditions found in the movie, Star Fleet Regulation forty-six A applies: 'If transmissions are being monitored during battle... no uncoded messages on an open channel.'
So in Lucas's defense, "distance" was to "speed" as "speed" should be to "distance." Therefore - parsecs.
And don't give me any nonsense about different universes - Scotty eventually fixed the transwarp drive. So what do you think the "trans" stands for?
It’s kind of convoluted, but the eventual explanation does make sense, in that travelling at that speed (FTL), you have to be very careful about gravity wells. Most ships tend to give major mass shadows (gravity wells) a wide berth to avoid stress on the ship. The “less than 12 parsecs” just means that Han was able to find a more efficient course along a known hyperspace route by “cutting corners” here and there, thus travelling in a straighter and therefore shorter line. It is related to speed, in that because of the Falcon’s extreme speed, it was able to skirt closer to those gravity wells, since it would be exposed to the stress for a shorter time period. It’s a small bit of fairly “hard” science in an otherwise “Flash Gordon” space opera.
The whole measuring of speed in the Lucas universe, on the other hand, is really bollixed, where something that goes “0.5 past light speed” is faster than ships that go 0.6 or higher. I still haven’t heard a good explanation for that one.
Looks to me like someone just built their deck a little too close to the edge of the beach, and erosion from a big storm dumped the thing in the drink.
Wow, that's really good. I still like Spock's codes, but your science is neato.
Could be some sort of human artifact from when the sea levels were lower during last man made global cooling.
Looks to be stripped and up on blocks. Someone left the keys in the ignition and it was stolen by some Jawas.
Check out the book “Hyperspace” by Michu Kaiku Hard science for the layman. Facinating read for sci-fi buffs. All his books are really.
Now you know who (one of the guys anyway) Hollywood goes to ;)
Transylvania? Just a JUMP to the left...
You certainly throw me back in time when we debated which would win: The Enterprise vs. BattleStar Galactica vs. a Star Wars Corellian Cruiser (or even the if the Death Star were to show up in the Star Trek Universe).
Late nights, many beers, horn-rimmed glasses, 3D chess, Malibu nights with hot Santa winds blowing through the canyons.
God, life had and has never been so good.
What a fool I was to not capture every moment.
MAD Magazine summarized it best: "Our lasers fire at the speed of light but our ships go faster than light... that means we just shot ourselves down!"
I know exactly what that is. It is called, in technical parlance, “jack shit.” Another name would be “eroded rock outcropping buried in ages worth of silt.”
A hundred years later, the wreckage is found by Professor Indiana Jones and his sidekick Shorty. As he examines the skeleton remains, Indiana states that there is something familiar about this.
Nope. Remember relativity ;)
Butters really was here many moons ago!
“I know exactly what that is. It is called, in technical parlance, jack shit. Another name would be eroded rock outcropping buried in ages worth of silt.”
Or, if you have enough pictures of enough different places, a few will look like there’s some kind of pattern to them.
Could be the Titans were just skipping stones several Millennia ago, but 300 ft diameter flat stones are just too hard to find...
Shame on you. That’s spacist.
Perfect. Jarjar to describe the poser. I love it.
“It’s an espressso machine ....no, no, this is a snow cone maker.”
Well, it was MAD Magazine...
“Yes, but they were all bad...”
Jarjar, the most hated politician in history, and the most hated Science Fiction character in literature of any kind.
Mixed emotions here about Chewie. In the white hut? NO! In Science Fiction, yeah, he’s kinda neat.
I remember LMAO about that bit of ignorance on the part of absolutely everybody who worked on that part of the film.
Hey, just write (and film) what you know about.
If you fake it about anything, people who know will out you (and LTAO).
How quickly we forget....
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