Here Are NASA’s Picks For Real ‘Star Wars’ Worlds

"That's no moon"

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there is space, and there is battle, and then there are robots hurtling to a strange world below. Star Wars opens with a tantalizing portrait of alien worlds, and then never lets up. NASA, which a telescope that can see through time, hasn’t found any evidence of Endor or Tatooine yet. But for May 4th, the space agency done the next best thing: a full, gorgeous gallery of real worlds that look like the ones from Star Wars. Check out the full set on NASA’s Tumblr.

Kelsey D. Atherton

Kelsey D. Athertonis a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.