How Dune's Sandworms Swim

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Shared March 14, 2019

The desert world of Dune is one of science fiction's all time best, and one of the coolest aspects is the formidable sandworm. These giant creatures are sure to inspire fear to anyone on Arrakis, but how exactly do these colossal worms move through the sand they inhabit? Kyle throws on his stillsuit in search of answers in this week's Because Science!

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LOCOMOTOR BENEFITS OF BEING A SLENDER AND SLICK SAND SWIMMER: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/jex...
GRANULAR MATERIAL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granula...


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