December 19th, 2015

Groovy Kol

Nerd mode on

Could the Planets in Star Wars Actually Support Life?

Turns out, most of them no - at least not in the way shown in the movies.

One important planet that was omitted was Coruscant, the city-planet and capital of the Galactic Republic. Even if we put aside questions like, is a 100%-urbanized planetary society sustainable, the question remains how is it possible for humans to live on a planet that's located so close to the galactic core (you know, enormous radiation due to the dense stellar population in such regions, etc).