The Millennium Falcon has been spotted next to a motorway in the UK

It has spent decades travelling to galaxies far, far away, but the Millennium Falcon has been spotted somewhere a little more down to earth – next to the M3 in Surrey, England.

A keen-eyed fan spotted Han Solo’s famous spacecraft on Google Earth right beside Barrow Hills Golf Club, which the Resistance would no doubt be shocked to discover.

Rey was last seen piloting the Falcon in the most recent Star Wars film but nobody expected her to end up here.

The ship was being used in the filming of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi at Longcross Studios and had been moved and hidden inside freight containers, covered in sheets.

But, even then, its distinctive shape was not hard to spot.

(Google Earth)
The find comes with just over a month until the latest instalment of Star Wars.

The ship was last seen in The Force Awakens, under Rey’s control, on its way to find Luke Skywalker.

It’s not long now until fans can discover its fate.

More in this Section

2017, the year of the Christmas GAA jersey

Photos of the new baby Rhino born in Dublin Zoo will just make you happy

The queue for Galway’s ‘Christmas Day’ is insane

Foil, Arms and Hog introduce 2017’s most relatable game


Today's Stories

Probe into claim sexual harassment within Prison Service was covered up

‘Selfish drivers oblivious to huge devastation they could cause’, says bereaved Cork woman

Young man with autism admits sex assault of five-year-old girl

Cartel ‘running out of people to do their work’

Lifestyle

John Wilson touring with music made with Rory Gallagher in Taste

The F word: Why are some women reluctant to call themselves feminists?

Ask Audrey: 'Come here, do posh girls fake orgasms?'

Music Man: Why singer Phil Coulter is still touring in his 70s

More From The Irish Examiner