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"We are approaching the planet Yavin. The Rebel base is on a moon on the far side. We are preparing to orbit the planet."
―An Imperial officer, to Imperial Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, via intercom[src]

Yavin,[4] also known as Yavin Prime,[6] was an orange gas giant, nearly 200,000 kilometers in diameter,[4] located in the Outer Rim Territories.[1] It was orbited by twenty-six moons,[2] three of which could sustain humanoid life.[4] One of those moons, Yavin 4, was once home to the ancient Massassi warriors[1] and was used by the Rebel Alliance.[7]

HistoryEdit

In the year 0 BBY,[8] the Millennium Falcon orbited the gas giant to reach Yavin 4, where the headquarters for the Alliance to Restore the Republic were located. Later, Yavin 4 was almost destroyed by the Death Star, a planet-killing battle station designed by the Galactic Empire.[7]

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The gas giant Yavin first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the first Star Wars film.[7]

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