Science Of Star Wars

PatchBOTS Creator Shows You How to Create a Working BB-8 Droid

Last month, we featured a working BB-8 droid created by PatchBOTS, a new YouTube channel focused on creating movie-accurate props and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 - 4:30PM

Top Questions From Our "Science of Star Wars" Panel at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

When you wade into the Star Wars fandom and ask the hard-hitting questions (Why does C-3PO have a red arm in TFA? What's Palpatine's...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 3:30PM

Outer Places Is Coming to You Live From Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2017!

When Jon Kesh (our night editor, pictured left) and I (right) arrived in sunny San Jose for Silicon Valley Comic-Con, we had two goals...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 April 2017 - 6:58PM

Star Wars Fan Creates His Own Working, Full-Size BB-8 Droid

After Kenny Baker's legendary performance as R2-D2, we were really hoping BB-8 would have a person rolling around in it....

Super User
Friday, 07 April 2017 - 1:57PM

How "Rogue One" Made Gritty, Old Technology Cool

With all the recent technology-heavy sci-fi movies like Passengers, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Arrival, Rogue One stands...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 05 January 2017 - 4:40PM

Is the Death Star Big Enough to Create Its Own Gravity?

If you didn't make it to Outer Places' panel on the science of Star Wars this year at Comic-Con, here's the next best thing: a video...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 November 2016 - 2:15PM

Someone Calculated How Much it Would Cost to Make a Fully-Functioning Darth Vader Suit

It was one of the most feared weapons in the Empire's armory, causing devastation and destruction just about everywhere it went. No,...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 29 July 2016 - 3:28PM

Watch: Disney Tests Interactive Droids for Their Star Wars Land Attraction

We all know Disney's Star Wars Land attractions are going to have a real wow factor, the House of Mouse doesn't do things by halves,...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 8:30AM

NASA Picks the Best Real-Life Analogs to Star Wars Planets

NASA gives their picks for the celestial objects that are closest to Star Wars worlds.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 - 2:07PM