Click here for Wookieepedia's article on the Canon version of this subject.  This article covers the Legends version of this subject. 
"We're passing through the magnetic field! Hold tight! Switch your deflectors on, double-front!"
Garven Dreis[src]

The Planetary Pioneers attempt to penetrate the maverick moon's strong magnetic field

A magnetic field, also called a magnetic shield, magnetic containment field, or magcon field for short, was a type of electromagnetic field that was generated in order to contain atmosphere or other gaseous substances within a certain space.

Magnetic fields were used throughout the galaxy to contain the atmosphere within starship hangars, as well as to protect pilots who were forced to abandon their vehicles while in realspace and did not have the benefit of environmental or vac-rated life-support enviro-suits. In addition, magcon fields were used on starships to help shield against the effects of ion storms and other forms of potentially damaging interstellar radiation. Fields of this type kept in air, but were notoriously poor at retaining heat, resulting in cold temperatures.

Both Death Stars had quite large magnetic fields.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

I find your lack of faith disturbing.png

I find your lack of sources disturbing.

This article needs to be provided with more sources and/or appearances to conform to a higher standard of article quality.

Sources[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

In other languages
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.