We see people travel to different planets of various sizes, but nothing to show the gravitational differences? In legends, there are comments about how the increased gravity on the trooper academy on Carida has led to stronger troops, but not elsewhere.

In canon, do they show or talk about how people handle going to places where gravity is different than their 'normal' environment?

  • Not that I'm aware of, but of course I could be totally wrong! – Chipster Mar 8 '19 at 21:45
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    Almost all of the planets seen in the movies (Coruscant, Naboo, Tatoine, Jakku etc) seem very Earth-like, so I guess gravity is the same. Not sure about Legends though. – Rebel-Scum Mar 8 '19 at 22:22
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    Star Wars physics doesn't really seem to do gravity. For example, see Concord Dawn. Or perhaps gravity is Aristotelian rather than Newtonian, or something like that. – Harry Johnston Mar 8 '19 at 23:14
  • I'd imagine they do what most travelers do when they're force to go to a strange place, they feel crappy for a bit and then get used to it eventually – Valorum Mar 8 '19 at 23:25
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    I've tended to assume that there are so many zillions of habitable, Earthlike planets in the Star Wars galaxy that human colonists can afford to be very choosy. If a planet's surface gravity is, let's say, less than 0.80g or more than 1.20g, maybe the human explorers just say, "Heck with it, we'll leave this one alone, and some species whose native environment is a lot closer to local conditions can colonize this newly-discovered world instead! Let's move on to the next possibility on our list!" But I have no "canonical support" for that personal hypothesis. – Lorendiac Mar 9 '19 at 5:30

The tech in the Star Wars universe is heavily based on gravity manipulation (the visual dictionary is a good source for this). Repulsorlifts are a good example. The dorsal and ventral guns on the Millennium Falcon as well.

It's quite possible everyone wears a gravity manipulation belt when on a planet with significantly higher gravity.

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    Other people have also wondered the same thing: Why is gravity the same on every planet? – Scott Whitlock Mar 9 '19 at 0:19
  • Any sources on the existence of such belts? – Mixxiphoid Mar 9 '19 at 8:49
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    @Mixxiphoid - not yet, but there does seem to be evidence of gravity manipulation on a moon/planet level. Starkiller Base, for instance, doesn't make sense without gravity manipulation on a planetary scale. Perhaps all inhabited moons and planets are terraformed including gravity manipulation. – Scott Whitlock Mar 9 '19 at 9:38

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