New Worm Species Named After Yoda

    SEATTLE - JUNE 14:  Yoda, from the movie Star Wars, is seen on display at The Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, WA. on June 14, 2004. The museum, created with $20 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, opens June 18.  (Photo by Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

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    Scientists have discovered a new species of deep-sea worm, so of course the most important thing about the discovery is that they named it after a Star Wars character. The deep-sea acorn worm, one of three new species that lives 1.5 miles underwater, is called Yoda purpurata, which can be loosely translated as “purple Yoda.” The worm is, indeed, purple and has large lips on either side of its head not unlike the famed Jedi master’s ears.

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