Questions tagged [planets]

Planets are large celestial bodies in orbit around a star. Sometimes, large moons are also called planets - especially if they are able to support some kind of life. A typically habitable planet is about 6,000 kilometres in diameter, while large gas giants can be much bigger. Planets can be host to millions of sentient inhabitants, or barren wastelands, or anywhere in between.

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A book or short story about planet colonizing

I remember reading it at school but do not remember if it was in a collection of short stories or a book. It was the 80's so it would be that time or before the 80's. What I remember is a new planet ...
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Which (non-Earth) planet appears in the most Star Trek episodes?

Which planet, other than Earth, appears in the most episodes of Star Trek? Clarifications: "appears" means a scene in the episode is actually set there (mention of a planet is not sufficient) ...
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Old SciFi book about a prison planet [closed]

Trying to remember a sci-fi book I read in the 70s about a boy/young man getting caught and put on a prison planet that was "hell-like". He eventually escapes.
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Sci Fi Novella with different political systems on different planets

I'm trying to find a novella for my mother, that she has read a long time ago. She says it was before I was born, that would be '86 but I wouldn't be too sure about that. The only thing she has been ...
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CG series about a beast planet

I remember seeing this series back when I was in the early grades of primary school (prep to 3) so this would be between 1996 and 1999 from what I remember it was set in space and the cast was made ...
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Planet farthest from Coruscant?

What is the planet farthest from Coruscant in the Star Wars Galaxy? I understand that this information might not be available. If it isn't, please tell me.
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Book title with a harsh alien world and buoyant balloon-like beings [duplicate]

I specifically remember that those buoyant explosive gas filled balloons were an annoyance for flying ships. This is mentioned several times in the book. At the end they seemed to play a very ...
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Do any movies/shows attempt to portray non-Earth, but non-micro gravity?

We've all seen movies and TV shows that portray zero-gravity situations, floating on space stations, etc. And we've all seen movies and TV shows where alien planets are conveniently Earth-like, and ...
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Novel with boy space traveler and his alien buddy

I read this book probably 5-6 years ago. The main plot was about a boy who travels through space to individual planets with an alien buddy of his or something like that. I remember that they lived in ...
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Looking for the name of a graphic novel about an astronaut who crashes on a planet with limited water

I am looking for the title of a graphic novel/comic book series probably from the 1970s or 1980s where an astronaut's ship is dragged through a wormhole and crashes on a planet that has little water. ...
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Short story about exobiology during human exploration of an alien planet

I have read a story long ago, where some explorers of an alien planet take an animal and use it like a boat (with a description similar to a very large Victoria. Eventually, they have serious ...
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Girl sent to defeat planet that uses attacker's own defenses to defeat them

Looking for the name of a science fiction novel. It's about a planet that is able to pick up your defenses and it is slowly growing and destroying other planets. Nobody can infiltrate because this ...
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Children's Sci-Fi novel 1980s, another planet with moth-like creatures and glass-like grass [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out the title of a book I read as a child -- probably around 1988 -- aimed at 9-10 year olds. The story had to do with people leaving Earth and they were only able to take one ...
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Help finding title of book about planets containing essays and sf stories

Ok, this one has been bugging me for a while now. Back in, I would say the mid-80's, I owned a hardcover book with a white dust jacket featuring a full-color photo of Saturn. I thought it was called '...
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How deep was Coruscant's surface buried?

I knew that Coruscant's undercity received no light, but I didn't realize how big it was. In the trailer for the upcoming game Star Wars 1313, a panoramic shot of level 1313 is shown: You can easily ...
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Short Story about Schoolchildren on Venus [duplicate]

I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out the title and author of a short story I read in school so that I can share it with my husband who also really appreciates science fiction. It is about ...
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What neutral planets existed at the time of the Rebellion?

During the establishment of the Empire and the rise of the Rebellion, were there any important (populous, wealthy, and/or strategic) planets which were neutral, meaning not nominally part of the ...