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Name: Hoth
Type: Frigid Terrestrial
Temperature: Frigid
Atmosphere: Type I
Hydrosphere: Dry
Gravity: Standard
Terrain: Ice plains glaciers, mountains, and ice grottoes
Length of Day: 23 Standard Hours
Length of Year: 526 standard days
Sapient Species: None
Starport: Limited Services
Population: 1 (Fewer than 10)
Planet Function: Abandoned Rebel Base
Government: None
Tech Level: 2 (Stone)
Trade Routes: None
Major Exports: None
Major Imports: None
Settlements: None
Points of Interest: Clabburn Range, Echo Base, Echo Station 3-T-8, Icefall Plains, Moorsh Moraine, Outpost Beta, Perimeter Outpost Delta, Shyloah’s Crest, Wampa Mountain

System Data

Region: Outer Rim
Sector: Anoat System
System Name: Hoth System
Star Name: Hoth
Star Type: Yellow
Distance from Core: 50,250 LY

Background: Hoth was a remote, icy planet that was the sixth planet in the star system of the same name. It notably hosted Echo Base, the temporary headquarters of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, until the Galactic Empire located the Rebels, initiating a major confrontation known as the Battle of Hoth.

From space, the planet of Hoth looked like a pale blue orb due to its dense snow and ice covering. Five planets existed between Hoth and its sun, while an asteroid belt surrounded the planet with meteors occasionally striking the surface. Most of its surface was covered with glaciers and frozen ice plains. Another third of the planet was covered by oceans. The temperature, although always frigid, was known to drop to -60°C come nightfall. Although devoid of intelligent life, Hoth was home to fifteen species of large gray snow lizards called tauntauns, which was commonly used by Rebels as a means of transport, and which Luke Skywalker cut open to use as shelter to keep himself warm during a snowstorm. It was also home to a species of towering predators known as wampas. During his stay on Hoth, Skywalker was captured by a wampa and was hung upside down in the wampa’s cave, waiting to be eaten. Using the power of the Force, Skywalker managed to get his hands on his lightsaber and cut both himself down from the roof, and decapitated the wampa’s right arm. The planet also had a number of “crystalline geysers.

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