- "We are approaching the planet Yavin. The Rebel base is on a moon on the far side. We are preparing to orbit the planet."
- ―An Imperial officer to Wilhuff Tarkin, via intercom
Yavin was an orange gas giant, nearly 200,000 kilometers in diameter, located in the Outer Rim Territories. It was orbited by twenty-six moons, three of which could sustain humanoid life. One of those moons, Yavin 4, was once home to the ancient Massassi warriors and was used by the Rebel Alliance.
In the year 0 BBY, the Millennium Falcon orbited the gas giant to reach Yavin 4, where the headquarters for the Alliance to Restore the Republic were located. Later, Yavin 4 was almost destroyed by the Death Star, a planet-killing battle station designed by the Galactic Empire.
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Mission to Mos Eisley" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Rogue One: Recon A Star Wars 360 Experience (Mentioned only)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Flight Log
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: A New Hope (paperback novel)
- ↑ The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ Shattered Empire, Part IV
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas