Tatooine (553)Full unit name: Tatooine
Last updated: 04.09.2022 16:08:54
Navigation (18)
Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
Orbited by: Ghomrassen, Guermessa
Birthplace of: Ody Mandrell, Nebit, Jek Nkik, Ukchet, Yeelhoy, Biggs Darklighter, Het Nkik, Beru Lars, Vastil, Junter Galt
Homeworld of: Tusken, Jawa, Dewback, Eopie, Gorg, Womp Rat, Krayt Dragon, Massif, Rock Wart, Wraid, Scyk, Rill, Kumumgah, Sandtusker, Sand Bat
Known Facts (30)
The Spy Dance (2)
Seeking Sharad Hett (32BBY) (1)
Departing Tatooine (32BBY) (1)
Search for Shmi Skywalker (3)
Anakin and Padme depart Tatooine (11)
Droid Messengers (3)
Escape from Mos Eisley (7)
Attack on Firith Olan's Hideout (Tatooine) (2)
Tatooine was a desert world and the first planet in the binary Tatoo star system. It was part of the Arkanis sector in the Outer Rim Territories. It was inhabited by poor locals who mostly farmed moisture for a living. Other activities included used equipment retailing and scrap dealing. The planet was on the 5709-DC Shipping Lane, a spur of the Triellus Trade Route, which itself connected to the Sisar Run. The planet was not far from the Corellian Run. The planet acquired a bad reputation, often being viewed as the cesspool of the galaxy due to the large number of criminals who could be found there. Tatooine is thought to have been one of the oldest planets in known space and was composed of a molten core with a rocky mantle and silicate rock crust. Other notable geological features included the Dune Sea, an enormous sodium-rich desert; Mushroom Mesa, a vast formation of giant standing stones; and the Jundland Wastes, a rocky region. Tatooine orbited two suns, Tatoo I and Tatoo II, and was covered in deserts and rock formations, so the days were extremely arid and bright, especially during double noon. In fact, it was so brightly lit by the suns that from space it could appear to be a star itself. This was the case for the people who discovered Tatooine as they first thought Tatooine was in fact a star until they approached and discovered that it was a desert planet. The planet circled the suns far enough to develop a stable, but very hot, climate. Due to the extreme conditions, only a relatively mild region of its northern hemisphere was habitable, and less than a percent of the planet was covered in surface water. The average humidity level was very low. One of the many extraordinary features unique to Tatooine was the mysterious mists, which rose regularly from the ground where desert sands met cliffs and mesas. Various theories of this moisture's origin were disputed by meteorologists and geologists, like water suspended in sandstone veins beneath the sand and complex chemical reactions which made it rise when the ground cooled, then fall underground again with the double sunrise. The inhabitants of Tatooine included many different species from many parts of the galaxy, as can be seen in the multiple bars and cantinas in the cities. Most creatures on the planet loved to gamble on nearly everything, especially podracing, though the sport declined after the rise of the Empire. This may attest to the fact that the planet has long been controlled by the Hutts. Human natives of the planet often had unusual sounding last names, such as Fardreamer, Sandskimmer, Darklighter, and Skywalker.


See also
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Down the Hole
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A Droid Defiant
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The Water Pirates
Trail of Ruin
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The Geonosian Offensive
Breaking the Code
Quality Insurance
Burried Treasure
A Jawa's Concern
The Long Goodbye
Pre-emptive Strike
Desert Strike
Can't Live With 'Em
Search and Rescue
The Spy Dance
The Whispering Dust
Supply Lines
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Dragon's Tail
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Seeking Sharad Hett (32BBY)
Qui-Gon Encounters Anakin (32BBY)
Boontha Eve Classic (32BBY)
Departing Tatooine (32BBY)
Search for Shmi Skywalker
Anakin and Padme depart Tatooine
Biggs Visiting Tosche Station
Attack on Tantive IV
The Hunt for the Droids
Droid Messengers
Runaway Droid
Escape from Mos Eisley
Hostile Negotiations
Turf War
Trophy Hunting
Final Confrontation
Hunt for Skywalker (SOTE)
Rescue of Han Solo (Tatooine)
Arrival of R2-D2 and C-3PO
Jedi Rocks (ROTJ)
Arrival of Leia and Chewbacca
Arrival of Luke Skywalker
Battle at the Sarlacc's Pit
Attack on Firith Olan's Hideout (Tatooine)
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Full unit name: Tatooine Last updated: 04.09.2022 16:08:54