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.
Continue reading “Science of Star Wars: Ringed Planets”
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”
This year was a great year to be a Star Wars fan! We had a lot of popular posts in our first year. Here are the top… Continue reading “Star Wars Protocol Top 5 Posts from 2015”
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.