Star Wars Physics

The Physics of a Star Wars Bomber Dropping Bombs in Space

Let`s take a look at the physics of Star Wars, specifically the TIE Bomber and dropping bombs in outer space. We know it’s just a movie and not one that really focuses on science, but let`s take a look at the physics involved and what they did in the movie.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you’re a science geek, then you already recognize that there are a variety of physics problems embedded in all of the Star Wars movies.
  • In The Empire Strikes Back, the TIE bomber was introduced, which is similar to a WWII bomber that strikes targets in outer space.
  • When dropping bombs in outer space, because there is no air resistance, the only force causing the bomb to fall is its own downward gravitational force.

“The number of physics problems hidden in Star Wars movies is much greater than you think.”

Read more: https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-a-star-wars-bomber-dropping-bombs-in-space/

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