With the advancement of technology, many of the things we see in science fiction are slowly being realized. However, lightsabers apparently aren’t one of those things.
British physicist and radio presenter Martin Archer is explaining in a new video called The Fundamental Flaw With Lightsabershow the Jedi knights’ ultimate weapon is totally impossible.
Archer explains that humanity is still underdeveloped when it comes to the power requirements to make a real-life lightsaber. If the weapons were real though, they’d however be too dangerous for practical use, according to the laws of physics.
Take a look at Archer’s explanation yourself:
Theoretically, the blade is super-heated plasma and according to Archer, it’s insanely hot. A red plasma blade like Darth Vader’s would be as hot as in 1,340 degrees Fahrenheit, while a blue-colored saber like Obi-Wan Kenobi’s would be as high as 26,500 degrees.
In order for real lightsaber beams to work, they need to be manipulated using magnets, and when two plasma beams clash, that “reconnection releases a huge amount of energy.” That would create a major explosion that no human would survive.
In the past few years, several ingenious Star Wars fans have tried creating lightsabers themselves. However, no one has perfected an exact replica yet.
Take a look: