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1. Alderaan – Alderaan was a terrestrial planet in the fictional universe of Star Wars. It was the home of the characters Princess Leia, Bail Organa, Tycho Celchu and also, in 4000 BBY and it was destroyed by the Death Stars superlaser in 0 BBY. During the fall of the Empire, New Alderaan was named after Alderaan for the 60,000 survivors to start rebuilding the beauty of the original Planet. Star Wars, Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Alderaan is seen briefly at the end of the movie where the newborn Princess Leia is taken to her adopted parents Bail Organa, the terrain of the planet appears to be mountainous in this scene. In addition, Bail Organa mentions he will be waiting for her on Alderaan, while preparing his people to go to war, for the depiction of Alderaan in Episode III, footage of mountain scenery in Grindelwald in Switzerland was used, and the city composited into the scene. Star Wars, The Clone Wars An episode in which Ahsoka Tano has premonitions of Padmes death takes place on Alderaan, Star Wars, Princess Leia Set directly after Star Wars, A New Hope, deals with Princess Leia and Evan, rescuing survivors from Alderaans destruction. It also features a flashback to Leias childhood on the planet. The Alderaanian people highly valued education, arts, architecture, poetry, the performing arts and they placed high value in their participation in the Galactic Senate. Its monarchs have borne the title of King or Queen of Alderaan. The ruler of Alderaan from the end of Revenge of the Sith to A New Hope was Queen Breha Antilles-Organa. Queen Breha was married to Bail Organa, who served a term as Senator during the events depicted in Revenge of the Sith, later serving as both prince consort and first chairman of Alderaan. Traditionally, the heir of the Alderaanian throne also served as a lawmaker, first locally in the High Council, Queen Breha and Bails heir and daughter was Princess Leia, who was serving as Senator for Alderaan in the Imperial Senate during the events depicted in A New Hope. This was to promote the Tarkin Doctrine which stated that no world, not even a world as noble, even though Princess Leia offered the location of an abandoned Rebel base, Dantooine, Tarkin thought he won, causing him to order the destruction of Alderaan. The superlaser was then fired at Alderaan, completely destroying Alderaans planetary shield upon contact, the hypermatter reactor had given the beam a superluminal boost, which upon contact with Alderaans surface, pushed a large part of the planets mass into hyperspace. The huge loss of mass forced the planet to expand rapidly like a balloon and nova, despite Princess Leias protests of Alderaans being a peaceful world with no weapons, the films novelization states that the planet had armaments as strong as any planet in the Empire. Star Wars expanded universe depictions Considered a Shining Star of the Core Worlds, wild grasslands and old mountain ranges dominated the planets surface. Ice-rimmed polar seas were the large bodies of water, though thousands of freshwater and saltwater lakes provided habitats for a large variety of flora. Alderaan was also the home-world of some of the galaxys most famous animals, such as the nerf, cities on Alderaan were often built with great care taken to protect natureAlderaan – Artistic depiction of Aldera
2. Bespin – Bespin is a fictional planet, a gas giant in Star Wars films and books. The planet was first seen in the 1980 feature film The Empire Strikes Back, since its introduction, Bespin has gained more specific characteristics in the Star Wars expanded universe. In The Empire Strikes Back, Bespins floating city Cloud City hovers suspended by an anti-gravity pod and it is home to several million individuals, including humans and Ugnaughts. The planet is a gas giant that is about 73,000 miles in diameter, like most gas giants, it has a solid core that consists of metal followed by layers of metallic gases. Many of the layers of gas are poisonous, and the pressure and temperature are far above what a human could tolerate, but from approximately 93 to 112 mi down from outer space, there is a habitable layer known as the Bespin Life Zone. This layer has an atmosphere with the temperature and pressure that makes it ideal for human life. It is in this layer that Cloud City is located, according to fictional smuggler Han Solo, his starship the Millennium Falcon barely made it there when travelling from another star system, he had to use the ships hyperdrive to complete the journey. Lando Calrissian, the owner of the Millennium Falcon, administered Cloud City. During the Galactic Civil War, Darth Vader captured Cloud City after blackmailing Calrissian into turning over Han Solo, but after the Battle of Endor the planet and cloud city was liberated from the empire by the New Republic. List of Star Wars planets and moons Bespin in the StarWars. com Databank Cloud City in the StarWars. com Databank Bespin on Wookieepedia, a Star Wars wikiBespin – Bespin
3. Coruscant – Coruscant /ˈkɒrəsɑːnt/ is a planet in the fictional Star Wars universe. It first appeared onscreen in the 1997 Special Edition of Return of the Jedi, a city occupying an entire planet, it was renamed Imperial Center during the reign of the Galactic Empire and Yuuzhantar during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. The denonym and adjective form of the name is Coruscanti. Coruscant is, at times, the capital of the Old Republic, the Galactic Empire, the New Republic, the Yuuzhan Vong Empire. Not only is Coruscant central to all these bodies, it is the navigational center of the galaxy. Coruscant is the planet out of 11 planets in the Coruscant solar system, and has four moons, Centax-1, Centax-2, Centax-3. The Galactic Standard Calendar was the measurement of time in the Star Wars galaxy. It centered on the Coruscant tropical year, the Coruscant solar cycle was 368 days long, with a day consisting 360 NET degrees. Numerous epochs were used to determine calendar eras, the most recent of these calendar eras used the Battle of Yavin as its epoch, or year zero, BBY, and ABY. The earliest date in the Star Wars expanded universe as a whole is 13,000,000,000 BBY, the word itself originates in the late 15th century from the Latin coruscant- vibrating, glittering, from the verb coruscare. It is described in the Concise Oxford Dictionary as a poetic, the word coruscant is also a French adjective which means glittering, sparkling and, as a literary adjective, can be used to describe a decadent and overcomplicated language, decorum or community. The concept of a city planet in the Star Wars universe originated with the drafts of Star Wars. The planet was called Alderaan, and much of the action in the film transpired on it. Since building such a city would be expensive, much of what was to take place on the planet was moved to the Death Star. The Empires homeworld, Had Abaddon, came up in early drafts of Star Wars, the entire planet was to be a sprawling city. However, concluding that the realization of such a city was impossible at the time, the Empires homeworld first appeared in the expanded universe and was called Coruscant for the first time in Timothy Zahns Heir to the Empire. Coruscant was first seen on screen in the 1997 Special Edition release of Return of the Jedi, Coruscant was then seen in Star Wars, Episode I – The Phantom Menace. There is a chase through the skies of Coruscant in Star WarsCoruscant – Region
4. Endor (Star Wars) – Endor is a planet in the Star Wars universe best known for its moon, known as the sanctuary moon, a forested world covered by giant trees. Endor first appears in Return of the Jedi, in which it is the body in orbit the second Death Star is constructed. The moon later appears in the Ewok TV movies Caravan of Courage, An Ewok Adventure and Ewoks, The Battle for Endor, as well as the animated Marvel Comics series and Star Wars, Ewoks. However, another character dismisses this as a myth, saying that most of the Death Stars mass was obliterated in the explosion, and that the Rebels took care of the rest. The Endor film scenes were recorded at Redwood National and State Parks in California, list of Star Wars planets and moons Cavelos, Jeanne. The Science of Star Wars, An Astrophysicists Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, Endor at the Star Wars Databank Endor on Wookieepedia, a Star Wars wiki Endor Holocaust at Star Wars Technical CommentariesEndor (Star Wars) – The moon of Endor
5. Hoth – Hoth is a fictional ice planet that appears in the Star Wars fictional universe. It first appeared in the 1980 filmThe Empire Strikes Back and has also been a setting in Star Wars books, Hoth is depicted as the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. It is a terrestrial planet blanketed by snow and ice, many meteorites from a nearby asteroid belt pelt the planets surface, making temporary craters in the planets ever-moving snow drifts. Hoth has six moons, all uninhabited and its native creatures include the wampa and the tauntaun, both of these creatures appear in The Empire Strikes Back. Hoth is the sixth and outermost planet of the remote Hoth system and it is a small habitable world with a freezing climate, too cold for intelligent life to develop. Hoth was close to the Hoth asteroid belt, and meteors regularly hit the planet, Hoth was home to few species, including the towering, predatory Wampa, and gray snow lizards known as Tauntauns. In the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back, Hoth is the home of the Rebel Alliances secret base, the Rebels patrol the planet by riding indigenous tauntauns. At the start of the film, Luke Skywalker and his tauntaun are attacked by a wampa, Skywalker eventually escapes and is rescued by Han Solo. When one of the Galactic Empires probe droids uncovers the base, the Empire arrives and deploys ground forces to destroy the base, but the Rebels battle the AT-ATs with ground artillery and snowspeeders to stall them and effectively evacuate. Hoth has also appeared in Star Wars books and video games, in the novel Darksaber, Luke Skywalker and his lover Callista travel to Hoth. In Shadows of the Empire, Hoth is one of several settings for Dash Rendars adventures, the draft also depicted Hoths wampas attacking the rebel base. The Hardangerjøkulen glacier near Finse, Norway served as the location for Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. Scenes were filmed in subzero temperatures, for the battle scene, miniatures were used on a set that used microscopic glass bubbles and baking soda to mimic the snowy territory. The planetary attributes of the fictional planet Hoth has been scrutinized for scientific accuracy, space. com said Hoth most resembled the extrasolar planet OGLE-2006-BLG-390, With a surface temperature of -364 degrees Fahrenheit, it is nearly as frigid as Pluto. Bruce Betts of The Planetary Society said the asteroid belt near Hoth meant that the planet would have difficulty staying in place, with Hoth being bombarded frequently by asteroids, Betts said it would be unlikely for natural lifeforms to evolve on the planet. Since Hoth has complex lifeforms, Cavolos said the age may be older. The author said Hoth could be similar to Earth in age but lack neighboring planets like Jupiter and she also said with the asteroid belt depicted in the film as close to Hoth that the belt was a likely source for meteoroids. CJ Miozzi, writing for The Escapist, said that Hoth was realistic as a single-biome planet, Miozzi said the planet was depicted in the Star Wars books as being geologically active and having additional smaller lifeforms, including lichenHoth – Hoth as depicted in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back.
6. Naboo – Humans of Naboo have an electoral monarchy and maintain a peaceful culture that defends education, the arts, environmental protection and scientific achievements. The main capital of Naboo is Theed, located in the Chommell sector, Naboo is the home planet of Padmé Amidala and Jar Jar Binks, as well as Senator Palpatine. In Star Wars, Episode I – The Phantom Menace, it was the site of a blockade by the Trade Federation and the Battle of Naboo between the Federation and the native inhabitants. Naboo is seen in four films in the Star Wars series, theeds architecture, while referencing Ancient Rome and other classical traditions, was heavily inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center in California. The Naboo System is located in the Chommel sector, a region in the galactic Mid-Rim, planet Naboo is the third planet of the star system that shares the same name. The Naboo system comprises five planets, namely Moth, Erep, Naboo, Widow, the planet Naboo has three moons, Ohma Dun, Rori and Tasia. Tasia, an ice moon, is the only Naboo moon to be seen in the entire Star Wars saga, Ohma Dun is a water moon and Rori is a brownish swamp moon. Naboo is described as having a porous, plasma-rich interior without a molten core—a rare phenomenon among the planets in the Star Wars universe, the surface of Naboo is covered by dense swamps, rolling grass plains, and verdant hills. The largest mountain chain, the Gallo Mountains, bisect the singular continent, south of the Lianorm Swamp is Paonga Sea, where at the bottom lies the Gungan city of Otoh Gunga. Underneath the planets surface is a maze of passages and caves, home to immense aquatic animals. Gungans dominate these underwaterways, using them as a highway of sorts between their surface Holy Places and their underwater cities, one gungan civilization was known as Otoh Gunga, where Jar-Jar leads Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn. It is not known if the aquatic Gungans are the inhabitants of Naboo. What is known is that a pre-Gungan humanoid civilization did live on the tens of thousands of years ago, leaving monuments. The largest of these ruins, located on the edge of the Lianorm Swamp, was identified as the Gungan Sacred Place. Gungans view these ruins as sacred, and their builders as the Elders of the planet, eventually both Gungan and Human Naboo scientists agree that the end of the Elder civilization may be the result of the Elders not living in harmony with nature. Gungans dominated Naboo for a time, though largely keeping to the swamps and waterways. In 3951 BBY, human refugees began fleeing violent revolution on their core world planet of Grizmallt, the Grizmallt leader, Queen Elsinore den Tasia, sponsored a fleet of three ships to colonize new worlds, commanded by the explorer Kwilaan. Elsinore den Tasia had the Naboo moon of Tasia named in her honour, kwilaans fleet eventually found and crash landed on the planet of Naboo in approximately 3900 BBY, where they permanently settled in the mountains and great grass plainsNaboo – The Plaza de España in Seville, Spain, was used as scenery for the Naboo planet, in Episode II.
7. Tatooine – Tatooine orbits two main sequence binary stars and it has three moons, Ghomrassen, Guermessa and Chenini. Its G-type twin stars heat its surface, making water and shade hard to come by, the planets lack of resources, brutal heat, and decentralized population have made governing the planet nearly impossible. The planet fell into the clutches of the Hutts, a clan of gangsters, since Tatooine was beyond the reach of the Galactic Republic, the Hutts presided over the lawless planet with little outside interference. When the Galactic Empire subsumed the Old Republic, the new regime established only a token presence on Tatooine, Jabba remained the assumed ruler of Tatooine until his death in the Battle of Carkoon. Its name is derived from a city in Tunisia, Tataouine near to where various scenes were filmed, most were planted by an exiled Ithorian. Bestine, the capital of Tatooine, is situated far west of Mos Eisley near the south-western Dune Sea and it was also one of the earliest settlements on the planet but never thrived economically, sharing the same problems as many other settlements on the dry world. The Galactic Empire eventually established its base of operations here and placed its regional governor in the citys Main Hall and it is featured prominently in Star Wars, Galaxies. The Dune Sea is a sandy desert, near the cities of Anchorhead, Mos Eisley. It is inhabited solely by Tusken Raiders, Jawas, wraids, dewbacks, moisture farmers often have many moisture vaporators located in the Dune Sea to collect the scarce water vapor from the air. The Great Pit of Carkoon is located within the Dune Sea and it is a large hollow in the desert sand created by the Sarlacc, a large omnivorous creature that uses the pit to capture prey. The Great Pit of Carkoon is the site of a skirmish that takes place between Luke Skywalker and the forces of Jabba the Hutt, the Hutt crime lord and most of his minions were killed during the battle. Jabbas Palace is located in the known as the Dune Sea and was home to the gangster high boss and crime lord. It is introduced as the setting of the beginning of Return of the Jedi. Jabbas palace is also the setting in Tales From Jabbas Palace, edited by Kevin J.0 and Lego Star Wars III. The palace was originally a monastery built by the mysterious Bomarr monks, Jabbas Palace is very much infamous for bounty hunters, mercenaries, rogues, thieves, and many other known assassins to claim rewards. The Jundland Wastes occupy most of Tatooines temperate area, a region known for its numerous cliffs. Obi-Wan Kenobi lived in a dwelling on the edge of the Jundland Wastes after he took the infant Luke Skywalker to live on a moisture farm with relatives to hide the boy from Darth Vader. This area is also a level in the video games LEGO Star Wars II, The Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars, The Complete Saga and Star Wars, Luke Skywalker spent his first nineteen years living with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru on a moisture farmTatooine – Tatooine
8. Yavin – Yavin is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. It has a system and is best known for the Battle of Yavin over one of its moons, Yavin IV, depicted in Star Wars. The Galactic Standard Calendar was the measurement of time in the Star Wars galaxy. It centered on the Coruscant tropical year, the Coruscant solar cycle was 368 days long, with a day consisting 360 NET degrees. Numerous epochs were used to determine calendar eras, the most recent of these calendar eras used the Battle of Yavin as its epoch, or year zero, BBY, and ABY. The earliest date in the Expanded Universe as a whole is 13,000,000,000 BBY, as seen in Star Wars, the Yavin planet is an especially large red gas giant, with a diameter of around 123,000 Miles. The Super Star Destroyer Knight Hammer was destroyed here when it was diverted towards the core after a collision with a Rebel vessel. Yavin 4 or Yavin IV is one of Yavins many moons and it was home to the Rebel Alliances main military base in Star Wars. In Star Wars, the featuring the scenery of Yavin 4 were filmed in Tikal. The Rebels established their base in the ancient Massassi ruins found in the jungles of Yavin 4 following the abandonment of their previous base on the planet Dantooine. Jyn Erso was brought to Yavin 4 upon her liberation from an Imperial prison on Wobani, there she was asked to make contact with Saw Gerrera on the moon of Jedha, in an effort to find out the location of her father. Galen Erso had for years been forced to work on the Empires latest super-weapon. Divided, the council voted the measure down, only to reverse their position once the successful infiltration was underway. The Empire sought to use the Death Star to destroy the jungle moon. A force of twenty-two X-wing and eight Y-wing starfighters were sent to destroy the battle station, all but three Rebel Alliance craft were destroyed in the attack, the only survivors being Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, and an unnamed Y-wing pilot. Following the Death Stars destruction a ceremony was held, during which Leia Organa presented medals of honor to Luke Skywalker and this battle became known as the Battle of Yavin, and its date is used as a place-marker for events in the expanded Star Wars universe. Events before the Battle of Yavin are marked by BBY, the Yavin 4 moon was also the site of giant Massassi Temples built ages ago by the Massassi to worship Naga Sadow, a Sith Lord who had enslaved and mutated the Massassi using Sith Alchemy. The Temple later housed the Rebel Alliance, who used it for shelter, the Alliance built tall observation towers to monitor entries and exits from their hidden baseYavin – Rebel forces approach the Death Star I during the Battle of Yavin. This event is marked as year 0 BBY on Galactic Standard Calendar.