Star Warsologies

The next episode of Star Warsologies is up!

Polar biologist Angela Zoumplis joins us for an episode all about life at the extremes. What do tauntauns eat to maintain their large size? How is life adapted to the heat of Mustafar? And how does that space slug survive in an asteroid when ships aren’t flying right down its throat? It turns out there are similarities to bacterial life here on Earth in each of these cases. Our guest astrobiologist is an expert and a huge Star Wars fan so we geek out about these topics and more!

In Star Warsologies, hosts James Floyd and Melissa Miller combine their love of Star Wars with their keen interest in all things academic by asking experts about how their field is represented in a galaxy far, far away. It’s a monthly podcast about science and Star Wars! 

Purrgils in Star Wars: Rebels
Angela Zoumplis in the dry valleys of Antarctica.

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