NASA Plans To Find Out Planets Like Those In Star Wars: Rogue One

Posted: Dec 16 2016, 5:37am CST | by , in Latest Science News


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NASA Plans to Find Out Planets Like Those in Star Wars: Rogue One’
Stormtroopers in the new Star Wars film "Rogue One" wade through the water of an alien ocean world. NASA scientists believe ocean worlds exist in our own galaxy, along with many other environments. Credits: Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.
  • NASA to Observe Whether Planets Like Those in Star Wars Series are Really Out There

NASA astronomers are to observe whether planets like those in the Star Wars: Rogue One series are really out there or not.

In Star Wars a brand new world opens out before you. Ice, ocean and desert planets are there galore. They impinge on the consciousness from the darkness and the nearer you come to them the greater the sense of anticipation which builds up with each passing second.

However, recent research by NASA shows that these fictional worlds may be for real. Some of the planets discovered around our own galaxy bear a striking resemblance to Star Wars: Rogue One.

Such Star Wars fare as Tatooine, Scarif and Hoth may have their real life counterparts. After delving into data regarding 3400 alien worlds, the researchers used complex computer simulations to model the hues and sunlight of these planets.

The saying that “truth is stranger than fiction” applied here. Indeed some of these planets were even stranger than what was seen in Star Wars: Rogue One. There are planets with double suns. Tatooine is one such planet. Double sunsets were a reality for such an arid world.

There would also be two shadows and two rainbows on such a planet. Even a sundial would be useless and calculus would be necessary to tell the time from a sundial.

Then there are Jaku and Jedha. They are desert worlds. Mars is a prime example of an arid planet. These drought-infested regions are still habitable since once human beings land on them, they could allow the process of terraformation to take place.

Finally, there are icy worlds. Hoth is one such world. This was discovered in 2006. Scientists gave it the slogan of “The Empire Strikes Back”.

Yet it is too cold to support any life forms. Finally, as far as oceanic planets are concerned, our own earth is the ideal one among the lot. Yes, you heard right, the third rock from the sun is a watering hole where life proliferates due to the presence of sunlight, carbon and of course, water.

Beyond this, there are even forest worlds that are gone into in the context of Star Wars: Rogue One. Takodana is such a region and it is Hans Solo’s pet cantina in ‘The Force Awakens”.

The quest is basically all about searching for planets which are capable of being inhabitable for human beings. That is what the space game is all about apart from the search for extraterrestrial life forms.

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