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"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 to Wilhuff Tarkin, via intercom[src]

Yavin was an orange gas giant, nearly 200,000 kilometers in diameter,[3] located in the Outer Rim Territories.[1] It was orbited by twenty-six moons,[2] three of which could sustain humanoid life.[3] One of those moons, Yavin 4, was once home to the ancient Massassi warriors.[1] During the Galactic Civil War, Yavin 4 was almost destroyed by the Death Star, a planet-killing battle station designed by the Galactic Empire.[5]

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In the year 0 BBY, the Millennium Falcon orbited the gas giant to reach the moon Yavin 4, where the headquarters for the Alliance to Restore the Republic were located.

In the same year, the Death Star orbited Yavin to destroy Yavin 4.


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