Sunday Space: Sci-fi planets and their weirder real-life cousins

By Rajika Kuruwita
Updated July 1 2021 - 5:00pm, first published February 22 2020 - 5:30pm

Anyone that has watched Star Wars always remembers the iconic scene of Luke Skywalker staring into the Tatooine dual sunset. Science fiction has imagined fantastic alien planets, like Tatooine with its two suns, and other planets with more suns (like in Futurama) and even planets around black holes (think Gargantua in Interstellar). And astronomers have discovered some of these planets!