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Tatooine

Tatooine

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Scientists like to have fun, too. In case you forgot this fact, NASA researchers recently calculated the odds that Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine could actually exist. In Star Wars, the planet is a giant desert with two suns in its sky. NASA calculated that not only could an Earth-sized planet exist

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