In Avengers: Infinity War movie, we saw Thanos' planet Titan.

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In this image, you can see star-shaped structures floating in the air (which actually seem like a signature feature of Titan). They continued to exist there even after destruction of the planet. What are they?

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    They look like spaceships.
    – Oni
    Feb 18, 2019 at 21:26
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    The one on the far right seems to be firing a beam at the surface. This could represent some sort of mining activity (and the spaceships would then be mobile drills or extractors), surface-to-ship teleportation (and the ships would then be buses or transports), or weapons. Mar 4, 2019 at 12:45

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A direct quote from an interview with Charles wood, the production designer for Infinity war:

“For those structures, those kind of mad, star-like structures, we looked a lot at windmills,” Wood says. “We wanted to have just simple silhouettes.”

We have no in- or out- of universe explanation for this right now.


According to Infinity War: Titan Consumed (intended as a canon description of Thanos' life before the events of the MCU), the structures are 'edifices', which is a highfalutin way of saying 'a big building'.

The building was nondescript and squat, a rare low structure in a city dominated by towering skyscrapers and floating edifices buoyed aloft by antigravity technology.

It would seem likely that these stars are simply the space-y equivalent of 'high profile uptown office space'.

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