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"Do you suppose it's a trap? Think they're waiting for us to penetrate the atmosphere and launch a ground attack?"
"That seems a very poor tactic if it's so, but nevertheless, something's not right here."
Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, during the planned Destruction of the Vanqor listening post after noticing the lack of Separatist forces[src]

An atmosphere was a collection of gases that surrounded a celestial body that possessed sufficient mass, and therefore sufficient gravity to hold it. Examples included many planets, moons, and large asteroids. Almost all species in the galaxy needed some form of atmosphere to breathe.[source?]

As humans were the predominant species within the Galactic Republic, later the Galactic Empire, a large number of planets within it possessed an atmosphere that supported human life, having a sufficient amount of oxygen.[source?]

Atmospheres habitable for oxygen-breathing species were referred to as "Type 1" atmospheres.[1] On worlds with a "Type II" atmosphere, breath masks were advised for longer exposures.[2]

Moisture farms used vaporators to draw water from a planet's atmosphere.

The planet Quarzite had a strong atmospheric pressure that was capable of crushing starships and flattening beings.[3]

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Technically, atmospheres appear in most Star Wars works. The following is a list of media in which atmospheres are specifically mentioned:

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