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"Let me explain the Cosmatanic Steppes. It is a layer of mantle suspended above a gas giant. It's been a center of archaeological digs and scavenging for the last hundred years of the historical art rush."
―Chelli Aphra[1]

A gas giant was located in the regions known as the Outer Rim Territories[1] and the Slice,[2] in grid square R-16 of the Standard Galactic Grid.[4] The hyperspace route known as the Triellus Trade Route connected it to the celestial bodies Molavar and Tatooine.[5] The gas giant planet lay in a system with at least three stars,[3] and the Cosmatanic Steppes, a habitable layer of mantle, was suspended above the world.[1]

The nature of the Cosmatanic Steppes made it the center of many archaeological digs as part of the historical art rush, with archaeologists attempting to determine the formation's nature and origin. While on the Cosmatanic Steppes[1] in 0 ABY,[6] at least one hundred years into the historical art rush, the rogue archaeologist Doctor Chelli Aphra explained the Steppes, its gas giant, and the archaeological effort, to the assassin droid 0-0-0.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The gas giant was mentioned in Doctor Aphra (2016) 1, a comic written by Kieron Gillen and published by Marvel Comics[1] on December 7, 2016.[7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Doctor Aphra (2016) 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 The galactic map from Star Wars: Timelines published in StarWars.com SWCC 2022: 7 Things We Learned from the Lucasfilm Publishing Behind the Page Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) places the Cosmatanic Steppes gas giant in the area of space Star Wars: The Galactic Explorer's Guide identifies as the Slice.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Darth Vader (2015) 21 places the Cosmatanic Steppes, which are located above the gas giant planet according to Doctor Aphra (2016) 1, in a system with at least three stars in it.
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWars.com SWCC 2022: 7 Things We Learned from the Lucasfilm Publishing Behind the Page Panel on StarWars.com (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 The galactic map from Star Wars: Timelines published in StarWars.com SWCC 2022: 7 Things We Learned from the Lucasfilm Publishing Behind the Page Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) places the Cosmatanic Steppes gas giant on a hyperspace route that StarWars.com Where in the Galaxy Are the Worlds of Rogue One? on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) identifies as the Triellus Trade Route.
  6. The events of issues 1 to 8 of the Star Wars: Doctor Aphra comic-book series take place after the Battle of Yavin, which marks the beginning of 0 ABY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Additionally, issue 8 is part of the Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel crossover arc, which is placed chronologically before the mutiny on Mon Cala. Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy dates the mutiny on Mon Cala to nineteen years after the formation of the Galactic Empire, which Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, the events of Doctor Aphra 1 must be set in 0 ABY.
  7. MarvelLogo.svg Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016) #1 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
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