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Home Fictional Hoth is a frozen tundra that briefly serves as a base for the hidden Rebel Alliance. It’s also the nickname of real exoplanet OGLE-2005-BLG-390, a cold super-Earth whose surface temperature clocks in at minus 364 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 220 Celsius). (NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)) Fictional Hoth is a frozen tundra that briefly serves as a base for the hidden Rebel Alliance. It's also the nickname of real exoplanet OGLE-2005-BLG-390, a cold super-Earth whose surface temperature clocks in at minus 364 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 220 Celsius). (NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI))

Fictional Hoth is a frozen tundra that briefly serves as a base for the hidden Rebel Alliance. It’s also the nickname of real exoplanet OGLE-2005-BLG-390, a cold super-Earth whose surface temperature clocks in at minus 364 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 220 Celsius). (NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI))

Fictional Hoth is a frozen tundra that briefly serves as a base for the hidden Rebel Alliance. It's also the nickname of real exoplanet OGLE-2005-BLG-390, a cold super-Earth whose surface temperature clocks in at minus 364 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 220 Celsius). (NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI))

Fictional Hoth is a frozen tundra that briefly serves as a base for the hidden Rebel Alliance. It’s also the nickname of real exoplanet OGLE-2005-BLG-390, a cold super-Earth whose surface temperature clocks in at minus 364 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 220 Celsius). (NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI))

Molten exoplanet CoRoT-7b is a good analog for the Star Wars sizzling lava planet Mustafar. While you won’t see any lightsaber duels on CoRoT-7b, the planet’s temperature of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit (1,982 Celsius) isn’t far off from the fictional magma mining station. (ESO/L. Calcada)
Years before science discovered planets orbiting two stars, Star Wars showed Luke Skywalker facing a twin sunset on his home world Tatooine. Now NASA telescopes have found multiple planets orbiting binary star systems, including Kepler-16b. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)