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How Real Are the Star Wars Planets?

Are Star Wars planets realistic? Could they support life? College of Sciences professor Paul Byrne gives us the [Kessel Run]down.

NC State College of Sciences professor Paul Byrne answers questions about the planets in Star Wars. Play Video
NC State College of Sciences professor Paul Byrne takes us on a journey to a galaxy far, far away.

Are Star Wars planets realistic? Could they support life? Is it possible to have a planet of a single climate?

NC State College of Sciences planetary scientist Paul Byrne answers questions about some of the most popular planets in the Star Wars galaxy. From Tatooine and Hoth to Naboo and Endor, check out the feasibility of life on these planets, and learn more about where these environments could exist in our own galaxy.

Which Star Wars planet would you want to visit? Let us know in the comments below, and check out some of the Star Wars-like research we’re doing here at NC State.

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