But perhaps there’s some good logic there after all. Typically, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and perhaps the standard path you’d have to travel to make the Kessel Run could be something closer to 18 parsecs. But in Einstein’s General Relativity, there can be even shorter distances between two points than a straight line; sometimes a particular curved path is superior. Especially when space is highly curved, such as in the presence of very massive objects, a short-cut through space may well be possible.