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"Zonama Sekot's sun is behind us. These two spectacular dancers, the red giant and the white dwarf, with their long spiral tail, are its companions."
―Charza Kwinn, to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker[src]

A white dwarf star orbited close to a red giant in the Outer Rim Territories' Gardaji Rift region. Plasma from the red giant was pulled toward the white dwarf and then flung outward in a glowing spiral of red and purple gas, which provided an impressive source of illumination in the skies of the nearby planet Zonama Sekot.

DescriptionEdit

"Two stars, a red giant and a white dwarf, orbit close to each other. Zonama Sekot circles the third star, a bright yellow sun, which orbits much farther out, several light-months distant."
―Charza Kwinn[src]
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The sentient planet Zonama Sekot orbited a companion star of the white dwarf.

A white dwarf star was located within a trinary star system in the Gardaji Rift,[2] which was part of the Outer Rim Territories' Gardaji sector.[1] The white dwarf orbited close to a red giant star. A third star, a yellow dwarf, lay at a distance of several light-months from the pair and was orbited by the sentient planet Zonama Sekot[2] until 29 BBY,[3] when the planet left the system through the use of its own built-in hyperdrive engines.[2]

The white dwarf pulled from the red giant a ribbon of plasma, which then curled around the smaller star and was flung outward in a long spiral of red and purple ionized gas. The combined motion of the gas and the double-star system formed by the white dwarf and the red giant resembled a large pinwheel that stretched across the northern sky of Zonama Sekot, illuminating the planet both during the day and at night.[2]

HistoryEdit

"Wow."
―Anakin Skywalker, upon first seeing the interaction between the white dwarf and the red giant[src]

When they visited Zonama Sekot[2] in 29 BBY,[3] the Human Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker; their Priapulin pilot Charza Kwinn; and, independently of the trio, the Human starship designer Raith Sienar were all impressed by the glowing display of the double-star system.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The white dwarf first appeared in Rogue Planet, a 2000 novel written by Greg Bear.[2] The Essential Atlas, a 2009 reference book, placed the Gardaji Rift, and therefore the white dwarf, in grid square M-1.[3]

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