On May 4, NASA presented a special surprise to Star Wars'' fans, revealing how the fictional series is inspired from the real world. It''s difficult to imagine that the planets depicted in the series would have any connection to the planets we inhabit. It''s a matter of time to decide which planet from the series would look similar to that of real-world planets.
Hoth, an icy world that houses deadly animals like the wampa, was first seen in NASA''s Instagram post. It was then shown in the 1980 Stars Wars film The Empire Strikes Back.
Hoth is much similar to Pluto, according to NASA. Even a tauntaun, who is a fictional species of non-sentient lizards native to the snowy plains of Hoth, is covered with abundant mountainous valleys and plains, as well as craters of frozen water. The planet also contains gases like methane.
Mustafar was the first person to be seen in a 2005 film, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The volcanic world has a similarity to Venus, the second planet from the sun. The thick atmosphere helps in hiding the surface, which is usually covered with impact craters, lava flows, and earthquake faults.
The third in photos is Geonosis, the site of the first battle of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which was first published in 2008. The rugged dry landscape makes it easy to recognize the planet. It''s no surprise that the concept of Geonosis was partially inspired by the landscapes on the real-world red planetMars, according to NASA.
Endor, which was first introduced in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983, looks similar to Ganymede, the largest of Jupiter''s moons, and generates its own magnetic field. New evidence from the NASA Hubble telescope suggests Ganymede has a massive underground saltwater ocean, which contains more water than on all of Earth.
Take a look at the video here:
NASA has shared a post on Twitter (@nasa).
What do you think of NASA''s connection to the fictional world of Star Wars?