But eagle-eyed fans spotted the Falcon on Google Earth because the iconic front of the ship can clearly be seen poking out from under the sheets. And it's not quite in a galaxy far, far away. Lucasfilm had tried to hide the massive prop with shipping containers, but no one can hide from Google's prying eyes, not even Force users.
In the last Star Wars instalment, it was left in Rey's control, with her and Chewbacca flying it to an unknown planet on their search for Luke Skywalker.
Quite often on Google maps you can see something unexpected.
Scenes for director Rian Johnson's sequel were filmed at nearby Longcross Studios in Surrey.
Filming for 2015's "The Force Awakens" also took place in the United Kingdom, but at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.
Needless to say, the development caused quite a disturbance in the force.
From the satellite imagery, though, it appears Obi-Wan Kenobi might be the only hope for anyone who hits a ball that far off-course.
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