List of Star Wars planets and moons

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The fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise features multiple planets and moons.

List of planets and moons[edit]

The following list names planets and moons from the films or canon media that were settings or key portrayals (e.g., Alderaan):

Planet / Moon First appearance Media Fictional description Ref.
Alderaan Star Wars: A New Hope Film Princess Leia's home planet, ultimately destroyed by the Death Star [1]
Bespin Empire Strikes Back, TheThe Empire Strikes Back Film Gas planet and the location of Cloud City [2]
Coruscant Return of the Jedi (special edition) Film Urban planet and governmental center of Republic then Empire [2]
Dagobah Empire Strikes Back, TheThe Empire Strikes Back Film Swamp planet and Yoda's residence [1]
Endor Return of the Jedi Film Moon that the second Death Star orbited; inhabited by Ewoks [3]
Geonosis Attack of the Clones Film Desert planet where battle droids are manufactured [4]
Hoth Empire Strikes Back, TheThe Empire Strikes Back Film Ice planet and base for Rebel Alliance [2]
Jakku Star Wars: The Force Awakens Film Desert planet and site of a battle [5]
Kamino Attack of the Clones Film Ocean planet where cloning technology is developed [1]
Kashyyyk Star Wars Holiday Special Film Forest planet and home of the Wookiees [6]
Lothal Star Wars Rebels TV series Remote farm planet and birthplace of Ezra Bridger [7]
Mustafar Revenge of the Sith Film Volcano planet and location of showdown between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi [8]
Naboo Phantom Menace, TheThe Phantom Menace Film Home planet of Padme Amidala and the Gungans, including Jar-Jar Binks [8]
Sullust Star Wars Battlefront (2015) Video game Volcanic planet, base of Imperial factories [9]
Tatooine Star Wars: A New Hope Film Desert planet and childhood home of Luke Skywalker [2]
Utapau Revenge of the Sith Film Planet of final battle with General Grievous [4]
Yavin Star Wars: A New Hope Film Gas planet with several moons including Yavin 4 [2]
Yavin 4 Star Wars: A New Hope Film Forest moon and base for the Rebel Alliance [2]

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  1. ^ a b c Wenz, John (April 23, 2015). "Could the Planets in Star Wars Actually Support Life?". Wired. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Chao, Tom (September 14, 2012). "10 Real Alien Worlds That Resemble 'Star Wars' Planets". Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ Cavelos, Jeanne (2007). The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books. Macmillan. pp. 29–32. ISBN 978-1-4299-7176-8. 
  4. ^ a b Nicholson, Max (May 4, 2015). "49 Things The 'Star Wars' Prequels Did Absolutely Right". MTV News. Retrieved October 27, 2015. ...they also brought in a supercluster’s worth of new planets, including Coruscant, Naboo, Kamino, Geonosis, Utapau, Mustafar, Kashyyyk and plenty of others in 'Episode III.' 
  5. ^ McDermott, Maeve (September 24, 2015). "Explore Jakku in an immersive 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' interactive". USA Today. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ Taylor, Chris (2015). How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise. Basic Books. pp. 222–223. ISBN 978-0-465-04989-9. 
  7. ^ Day, Patrick Kevin (October 3, 2014). "'Star Wars Rebels': Ralph McQuarrie legacy on view in animated series". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 27, 2015. The heroes of 'Rebels' hail from a backwoods planet called Lothal, which bears a close resemblance to McQuarrie's vision of Alderaan. 
  8. ^ a b Staff (October 28, 2010). "The Worlds of Star Wars". National Geographic. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ Chalk, Andy (May 3, 2015). "Star Wars: Battlefront has 12 multiplayer maps including the planet Sullust". PC Gamer. Retrieved October 27, 2015. Even with the Icelandic footage, it was more work creating the in-game environment for Sullust than for other planets, like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor, all of which had real-world counterparts seen in the films. 

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