"Remember how in The Empire Strikes Back the temporarily hyperdriveless Han Solo had to navigate through a chaotic asteroid field in an attempt to evade the Empire? The damn things were packed so closely, not even the tiny TIE fighters could sweep between them without getting squished by colliding hunks of stone. … Here’s a pic of the asteroid belt in our solar system. It kind of looks just like the one from Star Wars. And there are loads of asteroids in that belt, true enough — it features about half a million asteroids that we know of. However, there are also lots and lots of miles for them to cross. Lots and lots. To the point that when NASA had to send a probe through it, their scientists said the odds of colliding with an asteroid were one in a billion.” #CrackedClassic
6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies)

"Remember how in The Empire Strikes Back the temporarily hyperdriveless Han Solo had to navigate through a chaotic asteroid field in an attempt to evade the Empire? The damn things were packed so closely, not even the tiny TIE fighters could sweep between them without getting squished by colliding hunks of stone. … Here’s a pic of the asteroid belt in our solar system. It kind of looks just like the one from Star Wars. And there are loads of asteroids in that belt, true enough — it features about half a million asteroids that we know of. However, there are also lots and lots of miles for them to cross. Lots and lots. To the point that when NASA had to send a probe through it, their scientists said the odds of colliding with an asteroid were one in a billion.” #CrackedClassic

6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies)

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