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Astor 09-15-2011 03:07 PM

Scientists discover Tatooine
 
Well, kind of.

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Originally Posted by Article
The official name of the new planet is Kepler 16b, but astronomers are already referring to it informally as Tatooine, after the home planet of Luke and Anakin Skywalker in the George Lucas “Star Wars” movies, which also had two suns. Indeed, a representative from Mr. Lucas’s production company, Lucasfilm, expected to participate in a news conference at NASA’s Ames Research Laboratory in California, Kepler’s home office.

So, seeing as we've now found where the Outer Rim begins, would that mean that Earth is in the Unknown Regions? :p

Lynk Former 09-15-2011 03:14 PM

You mean it was never in a galaxy far, far away?!

mimartin 09-15-2011 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Astor (Post 2791024)
So, seeing as we've now found where the Outer Rim begins, would that mean that Earth is in the Unknown Regions? :p

We are the True Sith.

Miltiades 09-15-2011 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2791025)
You mean it was never in a galaxy far, far away?!

I know! George has some explaining to do! :carms:

Trench 09-15-2011 03:25 PM

A long time ago in a galaxy just over there. . . .

Canderis 09-15-2011 04:35 PM

Its not a desert though.

Dread Advocate 09-15-2011 04:41 PM

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Shem 09-15-2011 07:33 PM

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The official name of the new planet is Kepler 16b, but astronomers are already referring to it informally as Tatooine, after the home planet of Luke and Anakin Skywalker in the George Lucas “Star Wars” movies, which also had two suns. Indeed, a representative from Mr. Lucas’s production company, Lucasfilm, expected to participate in a news conference at NASA’s Ames Research Laboratory in California, Kepler’s home office.
I had an astronomy professor in college who said that kind of thing was impossible. I would love to email him this article and read his shocking response, but unfortunately he passed away from cancer over a year ago.

Sabretooth 09-16-2011 12:32 AM

I'm pretty I read about this 4-5 years ago when it was discovered and named.

Well thank you, Wikipedia.

purifier 09-16-2011 12:47 AM

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If you go, pack to wear layers. Because those suns move back and forth all the time, temperatures on the planet can change by 50 degrees or more over the course of a few Earth days, from minus 100 to minus 150 Fahrenheit. So the weather is like “a nippy day in Antarctica at best,” as Dr. Doyle put it.
Well this odd, sounds a lot like Hoth instead of Tatooine. :raise:

Q 09-16-2011 04:20 AM

Wanna bet Lucasfilm demands a licensing fee for the use of the name?

Lynk Former 09-16-2011 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Q (Post 2791097)
Wanna bet Lucasfilm demands a licensing fee for the use of the name?

Plausible considering they tried to get the original Stormtrooper helmet designer to stop making replicas of the helmet... but failed.

Prime 09-16-2011 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by mimartin (Post 2791026)
We are the True Sith.

What a colossal disappointment that would be...

ChAiNz.2da 09-16-2011 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Q (Post 2791097)
Wanna bet Lucasfilm demands a licensing fee for the use of the name?

Why not? Worked on Google for Droid™ ;)

Considering Tatooine is one of the most iconic planets in the SW universe.. you could bet if I were Lucas I'd jump on it.. hehe

Lynk Former 09-16-2011 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Prime (Post 2791113)
What a colossal disappointment that would be...

Clearly we're the descendants of the protoculture :carms:

Pho3nix 09-16-2011 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Q (Post 2791097)
Wanna bet Lucasfilm demands a licensing fee for the use of the name?

Eh, they could always name it after the numerous misspelled ones... Tattooine, Tatoine etc.


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