Space

Six real-life Star Wars worlds

The Stars Wars universe has been captivating audiences for decades, but astronomers are beginning to find alien worlds that bear an uncanny resemblance to the planets dreamt up by George Lucas.

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Cassini’s one-way mission into Saturn

This week Cassini’s two-decade-long mission comes to a spectacular close. But before the craft ends its trip with a fatal plunge into Saturn, let's look at some of the incredible discoveries it has made.