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"There isn't enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser!"
Han Solo[src]

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.

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"Sir, the temperature's dropping too rapidly."
―A deck officer to Han Solo[src]
HothATATs-SWB

Imperial AT-ATs traverse the frozen landscape on 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.[6] Its surface was covered with glaciers and frozen ice plains.[3] The temperature, although always frigid, was known to drop to -60°C come nightfall.[6] Although devoid of intelligent life, Hoth was home to fifteen species of large gray snow lizards called tauntauns and to a species of towering predators known as wampas.[5][6]

HistoryEdit

"Com-Scan has detected an energy field protecting an area around the sixth planet of the Hoth system."
―General Veers[src]

Hoth was the arena of a battle between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic, which had installed its temporary headquarters, Echo Base, on the ice planet. However thanks to one of the thousands of probe droids they had dispatched throughout the galaxy, the Imperials had discovered the Alliance base within a month of the rebels habitation on the planet.[11] Although Echo Base was evacuated in the eleventh hour, the Battle of Hoth resulted in a clear defeat for the Alliance after the elite Imperial Blizzard Force overran it.[6][5]

In the months following the Battle of Hoth, scavengers established temporary base camps on the planet to scrap the AT-ATs destroyed by the Alliance during the Empire's attack.[12]

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