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Star Wars: Episode VII awakens science questions

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It's shaping up to be a giant blockbuster.

You don't have to be a fan to be interested in some of the science behind the making of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" or the science presented in the film.

It's a galaxy far, far away. But exactly how far is it?

Carl Franzen of Popular Science, which featured a popular new character from the movie on the cover, explained how actual props and robots, combined with computer technology, were used to create the effects.

And then there's a little-known secret about the "voice" of BB-8. It was created using two familiar comedians, Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz.

Will we see hyperdrive anytime soon?

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