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The gas giant Bespin

"Bespin is a gas giant, which means we have no oceans or lakes."
Jude Edivon[1]

Gas giants,[2] also known as gas planets,[3] were large and massive planets composed chiefly of various gases.[2] They had no solid, well-defined surface,[4] which rendered them uninhabitable in themselves,[5] but at least some of them had a large number of moons.[6][7] Typically, gas giants harbored little life unless their atmosphere comprised a layer capable of supporting oxygen-breathing species.[8] Atmospheres such as these could also harbor turbulent storms within, such as the case with the planet Wynkahthu.[9] Another characteristic of those worlds was the presence of planetary rings made up of several million pieces of debris.[1] In some cases, those debris were rocky in nature and rich in ore.[6]

Due to their significant masses, such planets had gravity wells that created distinct, if minor, hazards for hyperspace travel. Under certain circumstances, a particularly enormous gas giant could become a star in its own right.[2]

Ajara,[10] Bespin,[11] Endor, Jestefad, Lefrani,[12] Galaan,[7] Hudalla,[1] Noctu,[13] Pujool,[14] Cavas, Kol Iben, Golus,[15] and Yavin were all gas giants. The feature that distinguished Bespin from most of its sister planets was the existence of its oxygen-rich Life Zone, which possessed an unusual abundance of life forms and included Cloud City.[8]

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