Could it be that Iapetus was not only the inspiration for the Death Star but also for whoever (or whatever) fashioned these ancient spheres? However, to astronomers Iapetus appeared only as a dot whose brightness varied from brighter to fainter over the course of an orbit around Saturn. Of course, this could all just be one big coincidence. Change ). Google is late to the game with its Home Hub, but the low price and AI features make it a great choice for controlling your home, showing pictures and even helping run your life. But it hints at an interesting new angle to the world of conspiracy and those who reinforce belief. It is one of Saturn’s 62 known satellites, which was discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini in 1671. 0. ‘It looks as if there were two separate pieces and it’s almost as if they were welded together,’ he explains, Other angles of Iapetus suggest it is not circular like all of the other moons, but forms a hexagon shape as ‘terminator lines form these razor-sharp right angles’ – more evidence Tyler says proves it’s an artificial object. The results showed that those people who rated highly on the narcissism scale and who had low self-esteem were more likely to be conspiracy believers. Conspiracy theorists claim Iapetus could be an alien Death Star, as it is actually two separate pieces welded together to form one massive artificial structure-- just like the one in Star Wars. 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Women and men did not significantly differ in their belief in conspiracy theories. It is also a devastating weapon, capable of destroying an entire planet by firing a single destructive beam. The Voyager I and Voyager II encounters in 1980 and 1981 validated Cassini's original observations and explanation with images showing the different reflectivity of Iapetus' hemispheres. The warmer dark side of Iapetus reaches about 143 degrees Kelvin (minus 226 Fahrenheit), but the brighter side absorbs less heat and averages about 173 degrees Kelvin (minus 280 Fahrenheit). It’s depicted as a moon-sized space station. The Death Star is depicted as moon-sized space station. 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Conspiracy theorists claim it could have been a ‘deliberate modification of an existing natural object’ or an artificial structure built by an alien civilization, reports Inquisitr. It is also a devastating weapon, capable of destroying an entire planet by firing a single destructive beam. So, the real details which George Lucas has based so much of the content of his films on may not have taken place in a galaxy far, far away, but let us not doubt that any truths the story may be telling did indeed take place ‘a long time ago’. He suggests the structure is two pieces that were once welded together to from a … ‘Yet decades later we finally have some great close-up image and it’s identical to this fictional artificial weapon that is disguised as a planet in the Star War films.’. We should never doubt that there is way more going on (and has gone on) than we are allowed to know about. The researchers surveyed 420 adults aged between 20 and 78. It is also a devastating weapon, capable of destroying an entire planet by firing a single destructive beam. There are multiple examples of elements within the popular series which actually turn out to have a history elsewhere. The point being that it can be said (and has been said) that there is much more to the Star Wars narrative than meets the eye and, suffice to say, the real story did not take place in a galaxy far, far away. ‘It looks as if there were two separate pieces and it’s almost as if they were welded together,’ he explains. However, while low self-esteem, narcissism and belief in conspiracies are strongly linked, it is not clear that one - or a combination - causes the other. Because of the shared characteristics of these spheres – of which there are many – it seems extremely unlikely that they were formed naturally.