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Old 01-30-2017, 02:03 PM
Steve MB Steve MB is offline
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Originally Posted by tonyfop View Post
Question: If Yavin was a gas giant, couldn't they just shoot through the top few layers and hit the moon behind it? Why wait for visual, or do they have no over-the horizon capability?
If the moon is close enough to the planet's edge to be an achievable shot through "the top few layers" (instead of just blocked outright by the gas giant's bulk), a small shift sideways would give them a clear shot, so they might as well wait for that.
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