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'''Deserts''' are dry environments unable to sustain much life.  Deserts can be hot or cold, their defining feature being the lack of water.
 
'''Deserts''' are dry environments unable to sustain much life.  Deserts can be hot or cold, their defining feature being the lack of water.
  
Life-forms native to deserts have usually evolved to make as much as possible with limited resources.
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Life-forms native to deserts have usually evolved to live as efficiently as possible due to the limited resources.
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==Deserts in Science Fiction==
 
==Deserts in Science Fiction==
 
The harsh environments of deserts are frequent settings in [[science fiction]].
 
The harsh environments of deserts are frequent settings in [[science fiction]].
  
*[[Tatooine]] is a desert planet in the [[Star Wars]] universe featuring the [[Dune Sea]], the [[Sarlacc]], [[Tusken Raiders]], [[Jawa]]s, and [[Jabba's Palace]].
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*[[Tatooine]] is a desert planet in the [[Star Wars]] universe featuring the [[Dune Sea]], the [[Sarlacc]], [[Tusken Raider]]s, [[Jawa]]s, and [[Jabba's Palace]].
 
*Captain [[Kirk]] fought the [[Gorn]] on a desert planet chosen by the [[Metron]]s in [[Star Trek]].
 
*Captain [[Kirk]] fought the [[Gorn]] on a desert planet chosen by the [[Metron]]s in [[Star Trek]].
 
*The planet Arrakis from Frank Herbert's ''Dune'' novels is entirely a desert (for most of the series, anyway).
 
*The planet Arrakis from Frank Herbert's ''Dune'' novels is entirely a desert (for most of the series, anyway).
  
 
[[Category: Science]]
 
[[Category: Science]]

Latest revision as of 11:54, 28 January 2013

Deserts are dry environments unable to sustain much life. Deserts can be hot or cold, their defining feature being the lack of water.

Life-forms native to deserts have usually evolved to live as efficiently as possible due to the limited resources.

Deserts in Science Fiction

The harsh environments of deserts are frequent settings in science fiction.