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PostSubject: Overview: Hoth   Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:24 am



Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Anoat sector; Ison Corridor
System: Hoth system
Suns: Hoth
Moons: 3
Distance from Core: 50,250 light years
Rotation period: 23 standard hours
Orbital period: 526 local days
Native species: Skels
Immigrated species: Humans (occasionally)
Population: Unknown
Primary language(s): None
Government: None
Class: Terrestrial
Diameter: 7200 kilometers
Atmosphere: Type I (breathable)
Climate: Frozen
Gravity: Heavy
Primary terrain:
  • Ice Caves
  • Tundras
  • Frozen Plains
  • Mountain Ranges
  • Canyons
Major cities: None
Major imports:None
Points of interest:
  • Abandoned Rebel Base
  • Echo Base
  • Moorsh Moraine
  • Clabburn Range
  • Cirque Glacier
  • Hanging Valley
  • North Ridge
  • Mount Ison
  • Lnteel Glacier
  • Nev Ice Flow
  • Kerane Valley
  • South Ridge
  • Ceyan Range
  • Outpost Beta
  • Wampa Valley

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Hoth is a desolate world covered with ice and snow, located in the Anoat sector, a rarely-traveled portion of the Outer Rim Territories.Beyond Hoth is a large asteroid belt, known as the Hoth asteroid field, from which small asteroids regularly broke off, crashing onto Hoth's surface as meteorites.

The average planetary temperature was around -61ºC; however located near the planet's equator in the northern hemisphere, daytime temperatures could reach -32ºC; however night-time temperatures got as low as -60ºC.

Its surface is entirely covered by a frozen ocean, except where volcanic fissures opens up steam vents, depositing rock and minerals in darker patches on the glacier plains. A few mountain ranges pierced the permanent ice shelves, some being geologically active. The tidal pull of Hoth's three nameless moons caused fissures in the ice-layers, sending jets of ocean water into the freezing Hoth air. The intense cold froze these jets into spires of ice, suspending primitive ocean algae within these tall columns and glaciers. Massive oceanic currents beneath the southern hemisphere caused regular seismic activity, resulting in a constantly shifting landscape of caves and tunnels.

Its orbit and axial tilt resulted in consistently icy weather patterns. Daytime temperatures reach levels unbearable to most species and rarely rose above freezing, even in the planet's relatively mild equatorial regions. The gale force winds and intense snowstorms that regularly wracked the windswept surface magnified the extreme cold of Hoth.

The frigid biosphere included a minimal food chain: the predator wampas, the omnivorous tauntauns, the herbivorous Hoth hogs, a few rodent species, including snowmice and ice scrabblers, and iceworms, lichens, and Dragon slugs.

Hoth's existence was known throughout the galaxy as early as 4,000 BBY.The swamp wampas of Dromund Kaas were proven by scientists to be descended from the wampas of Hoth. It is possible that wampas were brought to Dromund Kaas during the Great Galactic War though the truth remains a mystery.
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