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The Science of Star Wars

An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portraye

by Jeanne Cavelos

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Could the science fiction of Star Wars be the actual science of tomorrow?

-How close are we to creating robots that look and act like R2-D2 and C-3PO?
-Can we access a "force" with our minds to move objects and communicate telepathically with each other?
-How might spaceships like the Millennium Falcon make the exhilarating jump into hyperspace?
-What kind of environment could spawn a Wookiee?
-Could a single blast from the Death Star destroy an entire planet?
-Could light sabers possibly be built, and if so, how would they work?
-Do Star Wars aliens look like "real" aliens might?
-What would living on a desert planet like Tatooine be like?
-Why does Darth Vader require an artificial respirator?

Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions of physics, astronomy, biology and more, as a noted scientist and Star Wars enthusiast explores The Science of Star Wars.

Publication Details

Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Edition:
1
Publication Date:
2007

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Jeanne Cavelos (Author)

Jeanne Cavelos is a writer, editor, scientist, and teacher-but first and foremost, a Star Wars fan. She first saw Star Wars at age seventeen, and the opening shot, in which a huge star destroyer flies endlessly out of the screen, sent her heart ra...

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