Enormous Glass Tube Is First Step Toward Building Bacta Tanks

It's almost big enough to pickle a Skywalker

Great Schott, what a tube! Industrial glassmakers Schott have created a tube that measures over 18 inches on its outer diameter, besting what was previously the world’s largest glass tube by over two inches. The tube is almost five feet long, and its walls are less than a third of an inch thick.

From a Schott press release:

This is a neat tube, but still a bit small for our tastes. What we’re really looking for is something that can contain an entire wounded Jedi knight, suspended in healing liquids, until he’s ready to defeat the Sith. Something like this:

Luke Skywalker In A Bacta Tank

Let us know when that tube is ready, Schott.

Kelsey D. Atherton

Kelsey D. Athertonis a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.