Aliens | Extraterrestrials

Aliens are extraterrestrials. Extraterrestrials is the word given to entities that are not from Earth, but are from a different place in the Universe, from a different solar system or planet. Earth has been trying to get in touch with aliens for many years, and has organizations like NASA who beam out signals trying to talk to find other life. But so far, there hasn’t been much luck. Aliens have been popularized a great deal in film and television. They have been reimagined as both terrifying flesh eating monsters, like in the film Alien, or as quite cute and friendly, like in the film ET.

What is an alien?

An alien refers to being of extraterrestrial life that does not come from planet Earth. In science fiction aliens typically come from other planets. An alien can also be considered a visitor from outer space. Aliens can range from simple forms of life to beings that belong to civilizations are more advanced than human society on Earth. The science of extraterrestrial life in all forms is known as astrobiology.

Why do we search for extraterrestrial life?

We continue to search for extraterrestrial life because it is one of the biggest questions of all humanity. It is also a way to move society forward. If we do find extraterrestrial life it will be a moment always remembered and will allow us to understand more about nature and humankind. Finding extraterrestrial life will become the equivalent of the moon landing and will inspire the next generations to go into the technology field.

What is the Zoo Hypothesis?

The Zoo Hypothesis speculates the behavior and existence of extraterrestrial life and the reasons that they may avoid contacting Earth. This hypothesis claims that aliens are intentionally avoiding Earth and communication with humans. One of the main interpretations is that they do so to allow natural evolution, sociocultural development, avoid interplanetary contamination, and just observe Earth. Aliens might want to contact humans once society has passed a certain technological, political, or ethical standard.

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Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda, also known as The Child, is a baby alien of unknown origin and of the same species as Jedi Master Yoda within the Star Wars universe television series, The Mandalorian. Though young and adorable, Baby Yoda has demonstrated powerful force abilities and is sought after by clients with ties to the fallen Empire. Baby Yoda is protected by the Mandalorian, who has taken on the role of a reluctant father figure for him.

Baby Yoda, based on dimensioned analysis taken from The Mandalorian, is 16” (40.5 cm) tall.

Collection of drawings of Baby Yoda measured with overall height
Baby Yoda, also known as The Child, is a baby alien of unknown origin and of the same species as Jedi Master Yoda within the Star Wars universe television series, The Mandalorian. Though young and adorable, Baby Yoda has demonstrated force abilities and is sought by clients with ties to the Empire.

Baby Yoda, based on dimensioned analysis taken from The Mandalorian, is 16” (40.5 cm) tall.

Collection of drawings of Baby Yoda measured with overall height
Baby Yoda
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2019 (The Mandalorian)

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Baby Yoda front (standing), front (soup), sitting, cradle pod (side), cradle pod (front)

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Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks is the beloved, hated, and loved-to-hate sidekick of Padmé in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. A fictional Gungan, he is awkward and an outcast on Naboo. After moving to the capital and becoming a representative for his people in the Senate, he is manipulated by Senators and others to help them achieve power, most notably being an important pawn in Palpatine’s plan to be named Emperor. He is known for his warped and slurred speech patterns and his lisp, introducing himself with “misa Jar Jar Binks” and constantly swapping letters in words.

Jar Jar Binks, portrayed by Ahmed Best, is 6’5” (1.96 m) tall.

Collection of drawings of Jar Jar Binks measured with overall height
Jar Jar Binks is the beloved, hated, and loved-to-hate sidekick of Padmé in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. A fictional Gungan, he is awkward and an outcast on Naboo. He is known for his warped and slurred speech patterns and his lisp, and constantly swapping letters in words.

Jar Jar Binks, portrayed by Ahmed Best, is 6’5” (1.96 m) tall.

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Ahmed Best
First Appearance
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

Drawings include:
Jar Jar Binks front (waving), side (walking), falling over

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Chewbacca
Measured drawings of Chewbacca from Star Wars standing casually and shooting a bowcaster

Chewbacca, or Chewie as nicknamed by his partner Han Solo, is a tall and hairy Wookie who often co-pilots the Millennium Falcon starship throughout George Lucas’ Star Wars fantasy universe. Adventuring throughout space alongside Han Solo, Chewbacca is a loyal and gentle-giant sidekick and renowned smuggler that becomes instrumental in the Rebel’s fight against the Empire. Chewbacca carries a bowcaster (energy crossbow) for protection and often has to turn to his physical strength and size in their travels.

Chewbacca, originally portrayed by Peter Mayhew, is 7 foot 6 inches (2.29 m) tall in Star Wars.

Collection of drawings of Chewbacca from Star Wars in multiple casual poses and with the bowcaster
Chewbacca, or Chewie as nicknamed by his partner Han Solo, is a tall and hairy Wookie who often co-pilots the Millennium Falcon starship throughout George Lucas’ Star Wars universe. Chewbacca is a loyal and gentle-giant sidekick that becomes instrumental in the Rebel’s fight against the Empire.

Chewbacca, originally portrayed by Peter Mayhew, is 7 foot 6 inches (2.29 m) tall in Star Wars.

Collection of drawings of Chewbacca from Star Wars in multiple casual poses and with the bowcaster
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Species: Wookie
Homeworld:
Kashyyyk
Weapon: Bowcaster

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Peter Mayhew
First Appearance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

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Chewbacca front elevation (standing), front (battle), side, standing (roar), front (bowcaster)

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Maz Kanata

Maz Kanata is the fictional smuggler queen and mysterious spitfire in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She’s the owner of a castle on Takodana, well connected with the underworld of smugglers and outlaws, and an old friend of Han Solo’s. She knows more than she usually lets on, and thus offers Rey guidance where she can, as well as giving Rey Luke’s lightsaber. She’s quick with a blaster and doesn’t back down from a fight. More than a thousand years old, she is the oldest being in the Star Wars franchise, usurping Yoda who was the previous record holder.

Maz Kanata, portrayed by Motion captured by Lupita Nyong'o, is 4 foot 1 inch (1.24 m) tall.

Collection of drawings of Maz Kanata measured with overall height
Maz Kanata is the fictional smuggler queen and mysterious spitfire in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She’s the owner of a castle on Takodana, well connected with the underworld of smugglers and outlaws, and an old friend of Han Solo’s.

Maz Kanata, portrayed by Motion captured by Lupita Nyong'o, is 4 foot 1 inch (1.24 m) tall.

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Motion captured by Lupita Nyong'o
First Appearance
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

Drawings include:
Maz Kanata front, side, front (looking)

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Admiral Ackbar

Admiral Ackbar, also known as Gial Ackbar, is a fictional commander in the Rebel Alliance in the Star Wars movies. His quick thinking and wartime strategy saved the rebels in the Battle of Endor, in which the Rebel Alliance successfully destroyed the second Death Star. He is loyal to the rebel cause and to Leia Organa and serves the rebels from the Clone Wars through the last trilogy. As a member of the Mon Calamari species, he is amphibious and can breath both underwater and on land. He is most known for his line “It’s a trap” in Return of the Jedi.

Admiral Ackbar, portrayed by Tim Rose, is 5'11" (1.81 m) tall.

Series of elevation drawings of Admiral Ackbar in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Admiral Ackbar, also known as Gial Ackbar, is a fictional commander in the Rebel Alliance in the Star Wars movies. His quick thinking and wartime strategy saved the rebels in the Battle of Endor, in which the Rebel Alliance successfully destroyed the second Death Star.

Admiral Ackbar, portrayed by Tim Rose, is 5'11" (1.81 m) tall.

Series of elevation drawings of Admiral Ackbar in multiple poses and measured with overall height
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Tim Rose
First Appearance
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)

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Admiral Ackbar front, side, front (posing)

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