List of Star Wars planets and moons

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The fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise features multiple planets and moons. While only the feature films and selected other works are considered canon to the franchise since the 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm by The Walt Disney Company, some canon planets were first named or explored in works from the non-canon Star Wars expanded universe, now rebranded Star Wars Legends.

Canon[edit]

The following list names prominent planets and moons from the Star Wars films or other canon media.

Name First appearance Year Media Fictional description Ref.
Alderaan Star Wars 1977 Film Princess Leia's home planet, destroyed by the Death Star. [1]
Anoat Empire Strikes Back, TheThe Empire Strikes Back 1980 Film (mentioned) A nearly inhospitable planet used by the Empire. [2]
Star Wars: Dark Forces (Star Wars Legends) 1995 Video game
Bespin Empire Strikes Back, TheThe Empire Strikes Back 1980 Film Gas planet and the location of Cloud City. [3][4]
Concord Dawn The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett (Legends) 1996 Short story Home planet of Jango Fett, formerly controlled by the Mandalorians. [5]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2012 TV series
Corellia Star Wars 1977 Film (mentioned) Homeworld of Han Solo; industrial planet with a strong culture of training pilots. [6]
The Paradise Snare (Legends) 1997 Book
Coruscant Heir to the Empire (Legends) 1991 Book Urban planet and governmental center of the Galactic Republic, and then the Galactic Empire. [3]
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 1999 Film
D'Qar Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Film Site of a Resistance operations base led by General Leia Organa. [7]
Dagobah Empire Strikes Back, TheThe Empire Strikes Back 1980 Film Swamp planet and Yoda's residence. [1]
Dantooine Star Wars 1977 Film (mentioned) Rural planet and the former site of a Rebel base. [8]
Jedi Search (Legends) 1994 Book
Dathomir The Courtship of Princess Leia (Legends) 1994 Book Han Solo wins the planet in a card game and lures Princess Leia there to stop her from marrying someone else, and Luke Skywalker discovers that the infamous Nightsisters live there. [9]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2011 TV series Homeworld of the Force-sensitive Nightsisters and of Asajj Ventress; Darth Maul's training ground. [10][11][12]
Devaron Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (Legends) 1995 Book Forest planet with an ancient Jedi Temple. [13]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2009 TV series
Endor Return of the Jedi 1983 Film Forest moon that the second Death Star orbited; inhabited by Ewoks, and the planet on which the battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire takes place. [14]
Felucia Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 2005 Film Jungle planet full of plant life without much animal life. [15]
Geonosis Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 2002 Film Rocky desert planet where battle droids are manufactured. [16]
Hosnian Prime Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Film Urban planet and capital of the New Republic.[17] Destroyed by the First Order's Starkiller Base. [7]
Hoth Empire Strikes Back, TheThe Empire Strikes Back 1980 Film Ice planet and base for the Rebel Alliance. [3]
Ilum Path to Truth (Legends) 2001 Book Planet where the crystals that focus lightsabers are mined. [18]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2012 TV series
Iridonia Star Wars Episode I Journal: Darth Maul (Legends) 2000 Book Rumoured birthplace of Darth Maul. [19]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2011 TV series
Jakku Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Film Desert planet and site of a "starship graveyard" of ships damaged during the final battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire.[20] Site of two battles in the film. [7]
Kamino Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 2002 Film Ocean planet where cloning technology is developed. [1][4]
Kashyyyk Star Wars Holiday Special 1978 TV film Forest planet and home of the Wookiees. [21]
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 2005 Film
Kessel Star Wars 1977 Film (mentioned) A mining planet which has been fought over by crime lords for its valuable spice. [22]
Jedi Search (Legends) 1994 Book
Lothal Star Wars Rebels 2014 TV series Remote farm planet and birthplace of Ezra Bridger. [23]
Malastare Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 1999 Film (mentioned) Swamp planet and the birthplace of Sebulba where podracing is popular. [24]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2010 TV series
Mandalore Marvel Star Wars (Legends) 1982 Comics Formerly habitable planet and the subject of legends due to its history of Mandalorian warriors. [25]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2010 TV series
Maridun Star Wars: Empire (Legends) 2004 Comics Grassy planet remaining undiscovered until the Clone Wars. [26]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2009 TV series
Mon Calamari Dark Empire (Legends) 1991 Comics Ocean planet, home to the Mon Calamari and Quarren species. [4][27]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2011 TV series
Moraband Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2014 TV series Home planet of ancient Sith lords. [28]
Mortis Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2011 TV series Planet with a wall surrounding it, inhabited by Force wielders. [29]
Mustafar Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 2005 Film Volcano planet and location of showdown between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. [30]
Mygeeto Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 2005 Film Cold planet where Ki Adi Mundi is killed. [31]
Naboo Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 1999 Film Home planet of the Gungans including Jar-Jar Binks and various humans, who comprise a civilization called the Naboo, which include Padmé Amidala and ostensibly Emperor Palpatine. [30]
Nal Hutta Dark Empire (Legends) 1991 Comics Home planet of Jabba and other Hutts close to the space station Nar Shaada. [32]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2010 TV series
Onderon Tales of the Jedi (Legends) 1994 Comics Jungle planet where Anakin Skywalker leads a revolt against its monarchy. [33]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2012 TV series
Rishi Dark Force Rising (Legends) 1992 Book Tropical planet used by the Republic to monitor the nearby cloning facility on Kamino. [34]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 TV series
Rodia Shadows of the Empire (Legends) 1996 Book Home planet of Greedo and other Rodians. [35]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 TV series
Ruusan Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (Legends) 1997 Video game Barren planet housing the Valley of the Jedi. [36]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 TV series
Ryloth Tales from Jabba's Palace (Legends) 1995 Book Home planet of Oola and other Twi'leks. [37]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2009 TV series
Shili Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2012 TV series Home of Jedi Council member Shaak Ti. [38]
Starkiller Base Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Film Ice planet converted by the First Order into a superweapon. [7]
Sullust Return of the Jedi 1983 Film (mentioned) Volcanic planet, base of Imperial factories. [4][39]
Star Wars Battlefront 2015 Video game
Takodana Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Film Forest planet and site of Maz Kanata's castle, neutral territory between First Order and Resistance. Site of First Order attack.[40] [7]
Tatooine Star Wars 1977 Film Desert planet and childhood home of Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) and Luke Skywalker. [3]
Toydaria Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2010 TV series Home planet of Watto and other toydarians, close to Nal Hutta. [41]
Trandosha The Mandalorian Armor (Legends) 1998 Book (mentioned) Homeworld of the trandoshan hunters, close to Kashyyyk. [42]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2011 TV series
Umbara Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2011 TV series Planet with a thick fog atmosphere. [43]
Utapau Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 2005 Film Planet of final battle with General Grievous. [16]
Yavin Star Wars 1977 Film Gas planet with several moons, including Yavin 4. [3]
Yavin 4 Star Wars 1977 Film Forest moon and base for the Rebel Alliance. [3]

Star Wars Legends[edit]

These are planets with multiple appearances in the Star Wars expanded universe, now rebranded Star Wars Legends. The accompanying works were declared non-canon by The Walt Disney Company following its 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm.[44]

Name First appearance Year Media Fictional description Ref.
Abregado-rae Heir to the Empire 1991 Book The base of operations for the smuggler Talon Karrde. [45]
Alzoc III The Truce at Bakura 1993 Book (mentioned) Snowy moon of Alzoc containing slave labor camps run by the Empire. [46]
Star Wars: Empire At War 2007 Video game
Ambria Tales of the Jedi 1991 Comics The site of an ancient battle between Jedi and Sith. [47]
Ando Dark Force Rising 1992 Book Fishing planet and homeworld of Dr. Evazan. [48]
Anoth Dark Apprentice 1994 Book Rocky planet used to conceal the newly born Solo children. [49]
Arkania Tales of the Jedi 1994 Comics Gem mining planet with humanoid inhabitants. [50]
Bakura The Truce at Bakura 1993 Book Peaceful planet which issues a distress call when invaded by the Ssi-ruuk. [51]
Bonadan Han Solo's Revenge 1979 Book Corporate sector planet which lures a young Han Solo into a trap. [52]
Borleias Rogue Squadron 1996 Book Planet used as a stepping-stone for the New Republic to retake Coruscant. [53]
Bothawui Heir to the Empire 1991 Book Home planet of the Bothan spies responsible for studying the Death Star. [54]
Byss Dark Empire 1991 Comics Planet chosen as the base of operations for a clone of Emperor Palpatine. [55]
Carida Jedi Search 1994 Book Planet destroyed by the vengeful ex-Jedi Kyp Durron. [56]
Da Soocha V Dark Empire 1991 Comics Moon in Hutt space housing a provisional Rebel base under siege from the Palpatine clone. [57]
Drall Ambush at Corellia 1995 Book A planet in the Corellian system whose inhabitants try to keep a low profile. [58]
Hapes The Courtship of Princess Leia 1994 Book Planet whose prince tries to marry Princess Leia. [59]
Honoghr Dark Force Rising 1992 Book Planet whose warrior race is recruited by Grand Admiral Thrawn. [60]
Ithor Children of the Jedi 1995 Book Forest planet inhabited by pacifists who run a tourism industry. [61]
J't'p'tan Before the Storm 1996 Book A planet where Luke Skywalker tries to learn the identity of his mother. [62]
Khomm Darksaber 1995 Book Planet home to an insular society of clones. [63]
Korriban Tales of the Jedi 1994 Comics A planet used by generations of Sith lords. [64]
Kothlis Shadows of the Empire 1996 Book Bothan colony with a facility housing the second Death Star's plans. [65]
Kuat Wedge's Gamble 1996 Book Industrial planet home to Kuat Drive Yards, the manufacturer of Star Destroyers. [66]
Lwhekk The Truce at Bakura 1993 Book (mentioned) Home planet of the Ssi-ruuk military society. [67]
Star Wars: Empire At War 2007 Video game
Muunilinst Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003 TV series Capital of the Intergalacting Banking Clan and homeworld of the Muun race, which includes Separatist leader San Hill and Sith Lord Darth Plagueis. [68]
Myrkr Heir to the Empire 1991 Book Treacherous swamp planet used by Talon Karrde and Mara Jade. [69]
Nkllon Heir to the Empire 1991 Book Barren planet, home to a mining venture by Lando Calrissian. [70]
N'zoth Before the Storm 1996 Book Dessert planet home to a violent and genocidal species. [71]
Rattatak Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003 TV series Outer Rim planet and former home to Asajj Ventress. [72]
Sacorria Ambush at Corellia 1995 Book Planet near Corellia which attempts a coup against the New Republic. [73]
Selonia Assault at Selonia 1996 Book Ocean planet and the original home of many who reside on Sacorria. [74]
Thyferra The Bacta War 1997 Book Rainforest planet controlled by the Bacta Cartel. [75]
Vortex Dark Apprentice 1994 Book A planet disrupted by an accidental crash of Admiral Ackbar's ship. [76]
Wayland Heir to the Empire 1991 Book Planet where Grand Admiral Thrawn gains access to one of Palpatine's stockpiles. [77]

Similarities to real world planets[edit]

NASA reported in 2015 that some planets in the fictional Star Wars universe possess similarities to scientifically confirmed exoplanets in the real-world universe: Coruscant (Earth-like world) is like Kepler-452b; Tatooine (world with twin suns) is like Kepler-16b and Kepler-453b; Hoth (cold world) is like OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb; Mustafar (hot molten world) is like Kepler-10b and Kepler-78b; and Kamino (ocean world) is like Kepler-22b.[78] There are also similarities to Alderaan (Princess Leia's home planet) and Endor (the Ewoks' forested exomoon) in the real-world universe, according to NASA.[78]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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