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Were there ever oceans on Tatooine?

The fully canon book Ultimate Star Wars describes Tatooine as having once been possessed of life-bearing ocean(s) and a water cycle that included rain. According to Jawa folklore, the great Tatooine ...
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Were there ever oceans on Tatooine?

The fact that Tatooine even has life and a breathable atmosphere would realistically mean that there was surface water at some point. Tatooine's inspiration from the Dune novels, Arrakis, had oceans ...
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Does Tatooine orbit two stars or just one, with a second more distant star?

Circumbinary. According to the (canon) Star Wars Databank, Tatooine is: A harsh desert world orbiting twin suns This suggests it's orbiting both the stars, not just one of them, which makes it ...
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Is there any governing body on Tatooine?

Republic and Imperial Period Per StarWars.com, the Hutts run the cities and the starports as warlords. Outside of their own interests, they seem to have little or no desire to enforce anything. A ...
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What's with all the Tatooine/deserts in Star Wars?

Originally - Inspiration from Dune It can be argued that George Lucas took a fair bit of inspiration from Frank Herbert's Dune series. During the filming of David Lynch's Dune Frank Herbert noted ...
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What kind of a ship could Obi-Wan and Luke have purchased for 10,000?

Luke makes it pretty clear that 10,000 credits wouldn't be enough to buy a ship capable of getting them to Alderaan. It's only almost enough. “Ten thousand?” Luke gasped. “We could almost buy our ...
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Why doesn't the Lars family (and thus Luke) speak Huttese as their first language?

For the record, although the Hutts dominate on the planet Tatooine, it isn't officially part of their territories, sitting within the region of space known as the Arkanis Outer Rim Territory and ...
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Does it rain on Tatooine?

Yes, although we the audience don't actually see it happen. In the short story Master and Apprentice (from the anthology From a Certain Point of View), Obi-Wan describes the desert thusly; Some ...
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What is the Physical Distance Between Mos Espa and Mos Eisley?

Based on the map seen in Star Wars: Complete Locations, the distance (as the crow flies) is 84.6 miles (136.1 km). Luke's Landspeeder has a top speed of 155 mph, which means that the journey would ...
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Why didn't the moisture farmers just leave Tatooine?

Firstly, the Moisture Farming was not just a self-sustaining activity. It was done for the entire population of Tatooine. The Lars family were just one farm in the system, not doing it for their own ...
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Did Luke ever try podracing?

Yes, he did. Luke participated in the Muunilinst Podrace event in 0 ABY and came out victorious. The race was covered in a young-readers novel, Rebel Force: Target. The following summary can be found ...
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What does Tatooine's farside look like?

We see a ship approaching Tatooine from a different angle in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As you can see, the topography is very similar to that of the other side. This image below comes courtesy of ...
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What kind of a ship could Obi-Wan and Luke have purchased for 10,000?

I also went through my Star Wars RPG stuff (2nd edition) trying to find a starship with hyperdrive engine, price close to 10,000 Cr, and capacity to carry two passengers and two droids (and no ...
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How many "Mos Eisley-like" settlements are there on Tatooine?

According to Canon sources, there are several settlements that fit the "Mos -" naming convention other than the two which appear in the films: Mos Doba, which appears in the 2014 mobile ...
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Is there a large map of Tatooine?

The map from Star Wars: Galactic Maps – An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe is below which is canon but the maps are specifically stated not to be entirely accurate. There is also the ...
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Why was the Star Destroyer flying over Tatooine in A New Hope?

The Star Destroyer was evidently able to track them from the system where they stole the Death Star plans, Scarrif, to Tatooine. But the system had been swarming with Imperials. They’d caught on ...
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Did Tatooine ever have a Senator?

As far as I know, an Imperial garrison didn't require a senator, but rather a governor or a military commander. In Legends, indeed, Tour Aryon was the Imperial governor of Tatooine during the events ...
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Did Anakin visit Tatooine during the time of the Clone Wars after delivering Rotta?

In both canon and legends, I cannot find any reference of him going back to Tatooine during the Clone Wars after he rescued Rotta.
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What's with all the Tatooine/deserts in Star Wars?

It is well known Lucas was greatly inspired by Joseph Campbell, as in the Hero's Journey. Since the first movie begins in a desert I believe it is metaphorical for the "Hard" life Luke has endured and ...
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Does Tatooine orbit two stars or just one, with a second more distant star?

Science indicates that Tatooine is much more likely to orbit both stars than one of them according to the way it is depicted in the movies. Astronomers often call circumbinary planets that orbit ...
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Why does Obi-Wan-Kenobi touch Luke Skywalker's head at the rock canyon in Tatooine?

The absymal Classic Star Wars: A New Hope has this to say on the subject; Strange! An old man had frightened them off. He bent down beside the fallen boy. Then he touched him. It was a gentle ...
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Why does Obi-Wan-Kenobi touch Luke Skywalker's head at the rock canyon in Tatooine?

According to the film's junior novelization, Kenobi took Luke's pulse then touched his head. It's not said why he touched his head, but since he tells R2D2 a few moments later that Luke will be healed ...
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What money is used on Tatooine?

Peggats, truguts, and wupiupi. From the Star Wars Wikia, cited to Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know: A peggat was a form of currency used by the Hutts on Tatooine. A peggat was the ...
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What kind of a ship could Obi-Wan and Luke have purchased for 10,000?

According to the canon reference book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, 10,000 Credits would almost get you a low-end starship By all accounts, Luke was entirely correct.
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