if you turned on a lightsaber and dropped it to the ground pointy end down, would it just keep falling until it got to the core of the planet
I don't think it would have enough velocity if you just dropped it from that height.
@UnclearFuture It might take a while, but I feel like it would just burn the hole it makes until it gets there?
I'm not a physicist but it feels like it wouldn't do that, I don't know why.
@UnclearFuture It would probably get stuck on the hilt.
Yeah, something like that. Hmmm, you could probably make a smoother hilt to make that not happen though.
@UnclearFuture Some kind of kyber crystal-based lightsaber-esque device could probably do it.
But you're right, you probably would need more velocity than just dropping it on the ground.
*nods* Interesting, lol.
@Alexis I would hope it'd have some sort of fail-safe built in to automatically switch off if someone isn't holding it.
@rand__althor They force throw those things all the time, though.
@Alexis No, the handle is slightly thicker than the 'blade' so it wouldn't fit through the hole it burned in the ground and get stuck.
I have an 837 page fanfic about this very scenario.
@Alexis "...only he who can pull the lightsaber out of this planet is worthy to become the Jedi King."
@thiskurt Is the planet just an orbalisk colony or something
@Alexis Now I'm imagining the Jedi twirling it at arm's length over their head and diving down the cut pit after it.
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