Tatoonie real?


Just saw that Tatoonie, Luke Skywalkers home planet that orbits two suns in the Star Wars series, has been trending on Yahoo. Which is odd because it is a fictional planet and what could happen to it? So, being who I am, I clicked on it and apparently scientist have found a planet that orbits two suns just like in the movie.

Pretty cool, but oddly timed seeing that tomorrow is the release of the Star Wars: Complete Sage on Blu-ray. I’m just saying. Melissa said it best, “I wonder how much George Lucas paid NASA for this one…”

The Christian Science Monitor has the story on this binary system:

Tatooine for real? Scientists confirm planet orbiting two suns.

Cue the “Star Wars” theme, but look no farther than 200 light-years away in our own galaxy for the first confirmed planet orbiting two suns – in effect, a frigid, oversize Tatooine.

On Thursday, a team of scientists with NASA‘s Kepler planet-hunting mission announced the discovery. Unlike Luke Skywalker‘s mythical home, however, this planet is more like Saturn in mass and makeup – a thick gaseous atmosphere surrounding a rocky core.

The planet’s core has 40 to 60 times the mass of Earth, the Kepler scientists estimate. Temperatures range between an Antarctica-like minus 100 and minus 150 degrees F.

To read the rest of the article go to: The Christian Science Monitor

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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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