In the novel for the movie Star Wars: Episode 9 – The Rise of Skywalker, we get a hint of how Emperor Palpatine was able to create such a gigantic armada. Even Albert Einstein plays a role in this.
What does Albert Einstein have to do with Star Wars? His relativity theory could be a somewhat unbelievable passage in the movie Star Wars: Episode 9 – The Rise of Skywalker to explain.
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In the 30 years or so after the destruction of the second Death Star and the resurgence of Emperor Palpatine, the Dark Lord of the Sith assembled the largest fleet the galaxy had ever seen. But how was this possible at that time? The film's novel could provide an explanation.
In the novel, Kylo Ren 's trip to Exegol says: "In addition, when he found Whisper Vaders Wayfinder device, he heard that time and distance in exotic space become almost meaningless. He had no idea when exactly he would return to real space or what would be waiting for him if he did … "
The planet Exegol could therefore be affected by the so-called time dilation. This in turn is based on Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. Time could be different on Exegol than in other areas of the galaxy. According to the novel, time is almost meaningless. So Palpatine would have had much more time putting this fleet together than just the 30 years that have passed in the rest of the galaxy. That could explain how such a large armada came into being.
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