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What is the Death Ray?

First proposed in the early 20th century, and a staple of science fiction for over a century, the concept of…

6 years ago

Moisture Vaporators, Death Star Construction and Other Real Star Wars Tech

Since we all certainly have Star Wars on the brain today (The Force Awakens opens tonight), let’s take a look…

7 years ago

Could the Death Star Destroy a Planet?

In the movie Star Wars, the Darth Vader's Death Star destroyed a planet. Could this really happen? You've watched Star…

8 years ago

New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer A Force Among Fans — And An Inspiration For Lego Parody

Just how fast can X-wings hope of Star Wars fans go? In the first day since the new Star Wars:…

8 years ago

Darth Vader, Renaissance Man? How ‘Star Wars’ Could Have Looked Centuries Ago

You underestimate the power of Dark Side fashion. Imagine for a moment that Darth Vader was around during the same…

8 years ago

‘Star Wars’ In Alphabetical Order Is Such A Jedi Mind Trick

We all remember the lightsaber fight from Star Wars: A New Hope, yes? So you might be surprised to learn…

9 years ago

Astrophoto: Sunset Echo

Sunset on Tatooine? Nah, just an unusual combination of a dazzling orange sunset, clouds and a sun pillar that creates…

9 years ago

Evil Empire Beware: Gas Giant Planets are Hard to Destroy

Last year, physicists worked out the plausibility of a fully functional (if not fictional) Death Star being able to destroy…

10 years ago

Could a ‘Death Star’ Really Destroy a Planet?

[/caption]Countless Sci-Fi fans vividly remember the famous scene in Star Wars in which the Death Star obliterates the planet Alderaan.…

11 years ago

Kepler Mission Discovers “Tatooine-like” Planet

[/caption] In a news conference today, Kepler mission scientists announced the first confirmed circumbinary planet ( a planet that orbits…

11 years ago