Star Wars has given us many delightful moments dodging asteroids. This fun isn’t quite realistic, but it’s fun to contemplate asteroid belts in our own solar system. Continue reading “Science of Star Wars: Asteroid Fields”
We’ve seen more ringed planets in Star Wars lately.
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Lies! Deceptions! Saw Gerrera used a Bor Gullet to tell if someone was lying to him or not. Unfortunately, afterwards one tends to lose one’s mind. Continue reading “Science of Star Wars: Lie Detection”
Kyber Crystals are sacrosanct to the Jedi. They power their light sabers. Finding them is a right of passage. Fantastically, we use crystals in similar fashions. Continue reading “Science of Star Wars: Kyber Crystals”
The latest Rogue One trailer gives us an image of a (apparently) giant Jedi statue fallen onto its side. Is something that large even possible?
One of the more random elements of the Star Wars Saga are the use of domesticated animals. Continue reading “Science of Star Wars: Domesticated Animals”
Tie stands for “Twin Ion Engine”. We have those. Continue reading “Science of Star Wars: Tie Fighters”
Neil Degrasse Tyson is our cultural voice on science literacy and intrigue. But he’s wrong about Star Wars. Here’s where he’s been most wrong. Continue reading “Why Neil Degrasse Tyson is wrong about Star Wars”
The key task that Obi-wan Kenobi had aboard the Death Star was to disable its tractor beam. It’s a great literary technology that creates drama for our space-faring crew. But we’re finally getting some technical merit behind that technology.
One of the best parts of Star Wars are the outfits. In particular, the various types of Armor we’ve seen on bounty hunters and troopers. There’s a lot of real-life science behind some of what we’ve seen in the Star Wars Saga that’s worth taking a look at.