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'Star Wars' World Revealed, Exist In The Universe, Says Research

First Posted: May 09, 2016 04:20 AM EDT
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The fiction planets in Star Wars aren't too far from the real planets outside the solar system. NASA has just discovered that the Star Wars universe existed in the real galaxy.

NASA shares the following facts to compare the Star Wars world to the real world:

1. Death Star (Mimas) in Star Wars is the ultimate planet-killing machine. On the other hand, the Death Star in the real world is not a threat. It is a moon of Saturn, which is called Mimas. It is frozen for some reasons and the scientists cannot comprehend the why.

2. Mustafar (Corot-7B) is known for its scorching surface and its status as the headquarters of the Black Sun. In the real world, the CoRot-7B is also a hot planet with about 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit in the surface.

3. Coruscant (Kepler-452B) plays a role in the Star Wars series (1999-2005) as the key planet, which is known as the Imperial Center during the time of Galactic Empire. The Senate meetings took place in Coruscant. The key planet that might be a good stand-in for Coruscant is the Kepler-452B. It is considered the earth's bigger older cousin. It belongs to a star system 1.5 billion years older than Earth. On the other hand, it is not yet clear how habitable it could be.

4. Hoth (OGLE-2005-BLG-390) plays a role as the temporary headquarters of the Alliance to Restore the Republic in the Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi. It is considered a frozen tundra. A cold planet with 364 degrees Fahrenheit in the universe is the OGLE-2005-BLG-390.

5. Tatooine (Kepler-16B), the most famous star in the "Star Wars," which has two suns. There are actually planets in the universe with double suns. This includes the Kepler-26B. The planet is made up mostly of gas.

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