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"Taking into account the planetary movements of this system, the sun only rises every nineteen days."

Asar was an exceedingly bright blue dwarf star[2] in the Ilum system, in the 7G sector of the Unknown Regions.[1] Asar was orbited by Ilum,[2] an airless planet further away in the system,[4] at least four other planets, and a cloud of comets which was located roughly the same distance away from Ilum as Ilum was from Asar.[2] On Ilum, Asar only rose every nineteen days. The sunlight from Asar was used on Ilum to open a ice-covered entrance in the Jedi Temple on the planet.[5]

At some point prior to 34 ABY,[3] Ilum was fitted with the Starkiller Base superweapon by the First Order[6] and the planet eventually moved into the Starkiller Base system, where it was destroyed and collapsed into a star.[7]

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Asar was first mentioned, albeit indirectly, in "The Gathering," the sixth episode of the fifth season of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars,[5] which first aired on November 3, 2012.[8] Asar originally first appeared in the Star Wars Legends continuity in the 2001 book Jedi Quest: Path to Truth, written by Jude Watson.[9] It was first identified in the new canon continuity by the 2016 reference book Nexus of Power,[2] and Asar's first appearance in canon came with the release of the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in 2019.[10]



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