|A scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a desert backdrop that looks like the flank of Mt. Sharp on Mars.|
|The flank of Mt. Sharp as photographed by the rover Curiosity on Mars (color-corrected for Earthling eyes).|
The artists behind the planet backdrop of Tatooine did, and are, doing a good job in depicting what could possibly be the actual look of Tatooine from the surface, taking cues from the environs of Mars. With the help of actual photos from the surface of the red planet, Tatooine becomes more real and plausible. So, what the filmmakers need to do now is find photos of planets to match the environments of the planets Dagobah, Hoth, and Endor.
|An actual sunset on Mars as taken by the rover, Spirit. See how the blue hues match what's in the Star Wars scene?|