Geology and geography
The terrain has been said to suspiciously resemble that of the north African country of Tunisia; there's a sandcrawler in the Moroccan part of the Sahara that's often mistaken for the arena from Robot Wars.
Tatooine is covered in sand, Uncle Owen's weather control satellite store provides the means to: harvest the previous moisture from the atmosphere needed to not die of dehydration; control the MK 10 sand hurricanes; and drown the sand worms that power hyper space travel. Other forms of moisture are found in the form of glowing blue womp rat milk, and the blood of one's enemies. The rock below the surface of the sand is made from substances like salt beds, limestone, carbonate and carbonite. Sinkholes are also created by long periods of drought, or when caves with underground magma streams naturally give way to the seismic forces of Alec Guinness turning in his grave, which now a site of pilgrimage to Jediism practicing Jawa.
Tatooine is also home to the Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy space port, one of the galaxy's premier slave markets, where Imperal prisoners unfit for labor camps are sold to the highest bidder, which is usually Baron Harkonnen, who has them tortured on his Bacchanal barge over the man eating sarlacc pit.
Sith has been the prevailing religion among the sand people, after the young Jedi prophet Darth Vader brought them and their children his harsh code of law, and the Tuskan Raiders watched the Jedi council swept the incident under the rug of the news nets. The vast majority of inhabitants were atheist even before the ban on Jediism, having lost hope of law and order when the Republic ignored the rampant human rights violations to hold an interplanetary pod racing competition.
Why did Anakin never return?
One has to wonder why Vader never either A: returned to rescue his mother, with money from looting a corpse on a Jedi adventure or selling one of his Jedi star fighters; B: wanted to purge his only remaining historical character witnesses to discredit him and come back to raze the place to the ground and kill Watto, Lars family that enslaved his mom, those filthy sand people he already massacred, his childhood friend Greedo, or the Hutt family who originally owned him? Vader seems to have either gotten amnesia or over his childhood anger issues remarkably well for an evil dark lord.
|Confirmed (Solar System): Sun | Mercury | Venus | Earth (The Moon) | Mars | Jupiter | Saturn | Uranus | Neptune|
|Confirmed (Extrasolar): Darwin IV | Discworld | Milky Way | Planet of the Apes | Planet Google | Planet Hollywood | Pizza Planet | Dystopia| Roseanne|
|Dwarf planets: Asteroids | Pluto | 2003 UB313 | Jay Leno's Chin | Xanax|
|Unconfirmed: Garnox | Unicron|
|Denied by CIA and IAU: Neopia | MyAnus | YourAnus|
|In a galaxy far, far away: Coruscant | Tatooine | Kamino | Endor | Naboo | Bespin | Death Star|
|Members of the Federation: Vulcan | Qo'noS|