"Once again, what used to be science fiction has turned into reality."
- ALAN BOSSCarnegie Institution astronomer, on NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovery of the only known planet to orbit around two stars. The concept was made famous by the fictional planet of Tatooine, in Star Wars
"We're hoping that it really grabs a lot of attention. There are certainly a lot of Star Wars fans out there."
- DAVID FAILORdirector of stamp services at the post office, which will release a set of 15 stamps commemorating the Star Wars movies in May
"This was to women what Indiana Jones and Star Wars, let's say, are to men."
- PAUL DERGARABEDIANpresident of box office tracker Media By Numbers, after the film Sex and the City raked in $55.7 million on its opening weekend
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