Star Wars worlds that exist in our galaxy

Star Wars worlds that exist in our galaxy

NASA has chosen several planets in our galaxy, which are surprisingly similar to the worlds from Star Wars. Here are some of them

  1. Death Star (Mimas)

Star Wars fans know that the Death Star is a real killing machine.

Our Solar System has its own Death Star, but relax, it does not pose a threat to the Earth. In fact, it is a satellite of Saturn - Mimas. The large crater that you see on this image is called Herschel. It was formed by a collision with a large asteroid, which almost destroyed the satellite itself. Another interesting fact about Mimas: it is a frozen satellite for reasons unknown to scientists. In the end, his ice brother Enceladus has large geysers seen by the Cassini spacecraft.

  1. Coruscant (Kepler-452b)

Star Wars worlds that exist in our galaxy

Coruscant is a key planet in the prequel of the Star Wars series (1999-2005). The planet is home to one huge ancient city that covers most of the planet. It was known as an imperial center during the time of the Galactic Empire, associated with the Sith and Jedi. All meetings of the Senate in the prequel took place on Coruscant. In fact, we have not yet found peace with a global city, but NASA says that such a thing could arise in a place like Kepler-452b. This potentially habitable planet is in a star system that is 1.5 billion years older than our own, so they had more time to build such cities.

  1. Mustafar (COROT-7B)

Star Wars worlds that exist in our galaxy

Mustafar - this place is known not only for its valuable minerals and the scorching surface. She was the headquarters of the Black Sun, a criminal group that was allied with Darth Mol and his followers during the Clone Wars.

In real life, you would not have stretched even minutes on the planet CoRoT-7B, whose surface is heated to 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit. The planet is as big as Saturn and rotates around a star that looks like a huge burning ball of fire in the sky, as it is very close.

  1. Tatooine (Kepler-16b)

Star Wars worlds that exist in our galaxy

Tatooine is probably the most famous planet in the universe, Star Warriors, as it is the home of Luke Skywalker and his father Anakin. A desert planet that has two suns.

There are several examples of planets that are located in a binary star system, such as Kepler-16b. But here you will not find the Jedi. This is an ice-gas giant the size of Saturn.

  1. Khota (OGLE-2005-BLG-390)

Star Wars worlds that exist in our galaxy

Hota was a key location at the beginning of Star Wars Part 6: The Return of the Jedi, when the planet became the temporary headquarters of the Alliance. The local tauntauns were used as pack animals.

Although it is difficult to imagine, there is a planet on which it is unrealistically cold: -364 degrees Fahrenheit and it is called OGLE-2005-BLG-390. Do you think the tauntaun fur is enough for this temperature?

  1. Firewall (Kepler-22b)

Star Wars worlds that exist in our galaxy

We know a lot about the inhabitants of Camino, they are known for their cloning technology. Clones play an important role in the history of the Galactic Republic.

Like Kamino, the planet Kepler-22b can also be covered by a vast ocean. But scientists with 100% probability can not say this, because the planet is twice the size of Earth and is quite likely to be just a gas giant.

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