The buildings in the fictional city of Mos Espa, located on the planet Tatooine from the film 'The Star Wars The Phantom Menace', are being threatened by the proximity of crescent-shaped dunes that were moving through the area where the famous 'set' of the film, the desert of Tunisia. One of these houses was the city where he lived the young Anakin Skywalker - the future Darth Vader - with his mother, Shmi Skylwalker, and that area was where he competed in the famous racing pods with other characters in the series.
zoomL'escenari fictional city of Mos Espa, on the planet Tatooine from the film 'The Wars'. The setting for the fictional town Mos Espa, on the planet Tatooine from the film 'The Wars'. BBC
U.S. scientists have used these houses as a reference to measure the geographical migration of dunes crescent, since, as demonstrated by then, it had never been built in the desert of Tunisia and the only how to measure the movements of the dunes is considering building a fixed reference.
From the use of satellite photographs of the site, scientists have been able to determine the speed of movement of the dunes, moving about 15 feet per year, and have determined that it is possible this sweeps the dunes in 2013 one of the most famous in the history of cinema.