Could the Skywalker Home Planet of Tatooine Actually Exist?

April 4, 2015 2:50 PM

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Could the Skywalker Home Planet of Tatooine Actually Exist?

The introduction of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars movie (episode IV, A New Hope) finds the still unripe teen living with his uncle Ben and aunt Vereen on the desert planet of Tatooine, a planet with two suns. Of course, the fact that this desert environment could support humans—even though it has two suns—is easily the stuff that science fiction fans love.

And that means that science fiction fans may be in for a treat as recent space research reports that this type of binary star planet may actually exist.

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