yea. pretty much, any celestial body (i.e. gravity well) distorts the space-time continuum and makes it impossible to navigate
Ah, but how can one know that?
I don't quite remember because i havent read them in a while so I think it is in the Han Solo Trilogy.
And btw, there's no mention of any 'lost in hyperspace' in Han Solo trilogy. I read that like it's gold. (I'm a huge anakin solo fan. Skywalker SUCKS). Not that i don't beleive you. I just wanna find the book so i can read about. Sounds kinda interesting.
And, well, c'mon dude. It's wikipedia. It may be a star wars wikia, but still. That could just be a fan drawing his own conclusions. And then posting them. Much like i'm doing, except that i'm not passing it off like it's actual stuff.
But really, hyperspace probably isn't another universe. First off, a different universe can't explain the hyperspace cannons. For those of you not well versed in ancient star wars history, hyperspace cannons were just that. They literraly fired a ship into hyperspace. You can't fire something into an alternate reality. Also, gravity wells affect hyperspace wa-a-a-a-ay to much to be another universe. Gravity wells wouldn't extend to another universe, since the mass creating the well wouldn't exist in that other universe. Another thing i noticed, and this is pure conjecture, is that ships cannot see other ships even in the same fleet as them in hyperspace. Were hyperspace another universe, they should hypothetically be able to see any ship using the universe along with them. Going faster than light makes much more sense, because at those speeds other craft, even those the next to you would not be visible. Lightwaves would not have enough time to cross the distance, thus, the other ships would be for all intents and purposes, invisible. I've already mentioned the collision of a ship into a planet, which wouldn't happen if hyperspace was another universe. (Btw, the reason it did is because it's gravitic sensors were either shut off, sabotaged, or disabled. So much for fail-safe eoncommander.) And the hyperspace disturbances outside the galaxy, which while being a plot dvice to keep everyone in, also fit the ftl theory. The movement and gravitic disturbance of a galaxy's rotation could screw up space around the arae, preventing ships from accelerating to fast. Plus, Outbound Flight was sent to use the force to calm the disturbances. Now how cold the force influence an alternate universe?
Umm p.s., has anyone read the X-wing books? At one point, it is clearly stated that when Corran jumped into hyperspace the 'stars elongated, then snapped back into points that slowly rotated'.
And btw, i don't beleive that any ships have jumped through star destroyers to escape. probably thinking of stargate
Those are just my examples. Time for debate!!