Star Wars Science!
If you’re curious why I just posted an article about the biology of the sarlacc that lives in the pit of Carkoon on Tatooine, written from the perspective of an interplanetary naturalist based on Earth… trust me, there’s a good reason.
Today, I’m taking part in a blog carnival all about the science of Tatooine in the Star Wars universe! Several superb science writers have posted awesome articles about Tatooine-related science, from climate to ecology to megafauna, on great blogs all over the web. Go check ‘em out:
Why a Bunch of Science Writers Are Writing About a Fictional Planet – Matt Shipman - http://www.scilogs.com/communication_breakdown/tatooine-blog-carnival/
Tatooine Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – David Ng - http://scq.ubc.ca/tipcc
Functional Anatomy of Tatooine Megafauna (Hyperspace Transmission Received) – John Hutchinson - http://whatsinjohnsfreezer.com/2014/07/22/holiday-in-the-suns/
Science of Tatooine: Water – Adrienne Roehrich — http://www.geekgirlcon.com/science-of-tatooine-water/
Cascading planetary-wide ecosystem effects of the extirpation of apex predatory Krayt dragons on Tatooine — David Shiffman — http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=17444
The Limits of Animal Life on Tatooine — Maggie Koerth-Baker — http://boingboing.net/2014/07/22/animal-life-on-tattooine.html
Tatooine’s tangled bank – plants evolve in a galaxy far, far away — Malcolm Campbell —