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How does the planet/star thing work in Star Wars?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Box27, Mar 19, 2003.

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  1. Box27

    Box27 Jedi Youngling

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    for instance, when luke says something like "we're going to the degobah system" they land on degabah.

    this is probably a dumb question but is the star also called degobah? how does that whole thing work with the star/planet systems?
     
  2. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    It appears they call a solar system in the GFFA by the name of its principal world. If they visited us they might call this the Earth System for example.

    In reality we name a system by the name given its star. We might call ourselves members of the Sol System, we call our nearest neighbors the Alpha Centauri system, since two of its three stars are Alpha Centauri A and B.

     
  3. Trojan_Sock

    Trojan_Sock Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Sometimes they are named after people, too.

    Leia - "Lando system?" ;)
     
  4. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    *laughs* at Trojan_Sock. Good one ;)
     
  5. RogueWompRat

    RogueWompRat Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Sometimes a star and its major planet share a name, IE Dagobah system, sometimes its similar but different, IE Tatooine is in the Tatoo system, or sometimes their totally different IE Ossus is in the Adega system, meanig the planet Ossus revolves aroun the star Adega.
     
  6. Trojan_Sock

    Trojan_Sock Jedi Youngling star 4

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    "Tatooine is in the Tatoo system"

    Is that where Fantasy Island is? ;)



    (If that doesn't show my age, I don't know what will... [face_laugh] )
     
  7. Spike_Spiegel

    Spike_Spiegel Former FF Administrator Former Saga Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [Tatoo]The plaaaaaaaaneeeeeeeee! The plaaaaaaneeeeeee![/Tatoo]
     
  8. JediHunterCommand

    JediHunterCommand Jedi Youngling star 1

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    And then there's the whole Endor/forest moon debate.

    Maybe they decided to simplify matters by simply not naming the stars?
     
  9. Trojan_Sock

    Trojan_Sock Jedi Youngling star 4

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    "And then there's the whole Endor/forest moon debate."

    For the love of all that is good and holy, don't get me started on that again! [face_laugh]

    As for naming systems for planets..it's as reasonable as our system.
     
  10. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    "It appears they call a solar system in the GFFA by the name of its principal world. If they visited us they might call this the Earth System for example."

    No, this would be the Pluto system;)
     
  11. ForceHeretic

    ForceHeretic Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Corellia's star is named Corell

    Just food for thought
     
  12. Trojan_Sock

    Trojan_Sock Jedi Youngling star 4

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    They named the star after the planet? ;)
     
  13. _Xanatos_

    _Xanatos_ Jedi Youngling star 3

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    For a galaxy map go here [link=http://www.nav-computer.com/]nav-computer[/link]

    This is a cool site relating to your topic and contains in my opinion the best galaxy map ever.
     
  14. DEEPBLUE

    DEEPBLUE Jedi Youngling star 1

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    even alderaan is shown. that is interesting.
     
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