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Could the Dune sandworms be real?

Millions worldwide are flocking to cinemas for the much-anticipated release of Dune: Part Two. It is a futuristic film, dreamed up a long time ago. Frank Herbert wrote his science fiction world in 1965, more than half a century ago — before we knew much of what we know today about other planets, galaxies and worlds. So how realistic is Dune? And what about its most important creature: the giant sandworm? This video from Real Science unpicks the science behind the sandworm.

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