Former NASA astrophysicist Jeanne Cavelos examines the universe in light of the latest scientific discoveries and research, and then explores the scientific realism of the fantastical world of "Star Wars".
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 as a noted scientist and "Star Wars "enthusiast explores "The Science of Star Wars."
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About Jeanne Cavelos
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 racing. The "Star Wars" films fueled Jeanne's interest in space exploration and the possibility of alien life. Jeanne began her professional life as an astrophysicist and mathematician, teaching astronomy at Michigan State University and Cornell University and working in the Astronaut Training Division at NASA's Johnson Space Center. She is also the author of "The Science of The X-Files. "
The Science of "Star Wars" by Jeanne Cavelos
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