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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

An asteroid is a chunk of rock in space, large compared to many things but small compared to planets and stars. They are similar to, but not to be confused with, comets and planetoids, and are usually located in asteroid belts.

While many asteroids were barren and lifeless, some had life such as the Fire Trap, and its native Sycorax also fashioned starships out of other, smaller asteroids. (DW: The Christmas Invasion)

Other asteroids were centres of trade, such as one on which the rare metal Baloovium was sold. (DW: Army of Ghosts)

The Ice Warriors dropped an asteroid on Paris in 2086; this was the beginning of the Thousand Day War. (NA: GodEngine, BNA: Beige Planet Mars)

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Memory-beta

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Asteroids.

An asteroid is a small, rocky celestial body, usually of irregular shape and smaller than a planet or planetoid. They often result during the formation of a star system when stellar materials fail to form into a single body. In some cases, asteroids are the result of the destruction of larger celestial bodies.

Humans and other races have converted larger asteroids into habitats by mining their interiors and building with their hollow shells. Project Genesis is a notable example of an asteroid being utilized in this way. (TOS movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

There were many asteroids around Bajor. The Bajoran Resistance used to land their ships on asteroids and ride them undetected through the B'hava'el system. In 2370, Kira Nerys used the same tactic with a Starfleet runabout in the Davon system to sneak the vessel close to a moon to rescue a kidnapped Horta. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)


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ST Expanded

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An asteroid is an object in space smaller than a planet and can range in size, diameter and orbit. They can also be called minor planets or planetoids. A group of asteroids in orbit of a star are called an asteroid belt.

Earth Starfleet and the Denobulans constructed Cold Station 12 on an asteroid sometime in the early 22nd century. (ENT: "Borderland", "Cold Station 12", "The Augments"). This facility was still in use by the 24th century. (Star Trek: Remington)

Earth Starfleet also used asteroids to construct outposts along the Romulan Neutral Zone in the aftermath of the Earth-Romulan War. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

During the 23rd century, the USS Enterprise and later the USS Enterprise-A encountered several asteroids in their travels, including the Companion's homeworld, Fabrini ship Yonada, the Genesis Project testing ground in the Regula system and the Klingon penal asteroid Rura Penthe. (TOS: "Metamorphosis", "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

In 2370, the USS Enterprise-D discovered the wreck of the USS Pegasus embedded inside an asteroid. After being trapped inside by a Romulan warbird, the Enterprise escaped by phasing through the asteroid using the Pegasus's illegal phasing cloak. (TNG: "Pegasus")

Many asteroids, some even with Class M atmospheres, were located in the Badlands near Cardassian space. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part I")

The Dominion were fond of constructing bases or facilities on asteroids. (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow", "By Inferno's Light", "A Time to Stand")

Pandora Station was constructed on an asteroid in the Typhon Expanse. (Star Trek: Pandora Station)

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

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The Millennium Falcon pursued into the Hoth asteroid field.
"That wasn't a laser blast! Something hit us!"
―Han Solo

An asteroid was a solid object orbiting a star that was smaller than a planet, ranging from dozens of meters to hundreds of kilometers in size. Asteroids were often found in an asteroid belt within a star system. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jango Fett had an epic dogfight in an asteroid field off Geonosis. The asteroids resulted in Kenobi fooling Jango into thinking he had destroyed the Jedi Knight. During the Galactic Civil War, Han Solo escaped from Death Squadron by flying into an asteroid field.

Smaller versions of asteroids were meteoroids, which became meteors or meteor showers in atmospheres, and meteorites on impact with planets.

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In Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, at least one potato was used to portray the asteroids of the Hoth asteroid field.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
  • Cloak of Deception
  • Star Wars: Starfighter
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  • Outbound Flight
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive
  • Boba Fett: Part I: Survival
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
  • "The Brink" (Mentioned only)
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning
  • The Last of the Jedi: A Tangled Web (Mentioned only)
  • The Last of the Jedi: Return of the Dark Side
  • The Last of the Jedi: Secret Weapon
  • The Last of the Jedi: Against the Empire (Mentioned only)
  • The Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception (Mentioned only)
  • The Last of the Jedi: Reckoning
  • Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
  • Han Solo at Stars' End
  • Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
  • A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Star Wars: X-wing
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novel
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars 3: Death Star
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  • Star Wars 11: Star Search (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back junior novel
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: X-wing Alliance
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire
  • Shadows of the Empire
  • Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
  • X-wing: The Krytos Trap
  • X-wing: The Bacta War
  • X-wing: Wraith Squadron
  • X-wing: Iron Fist
  • X-wing: Solo Command
  • X-wing: Isard's Revenge
  • The Last Command
  • Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  • I, Jedi
  • Darksaber
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Specter of the Past
  • Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy
  • Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
  • Han Solo's Rescue Mission

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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

Asteroids can be mined and sold to Mining Stations, which are present in most systems. To mine Asteroids, you need to have a ship equipped with at least one Mining Laser, and a Cargo Hold. The Y8 Mining Vessel is a large ship designed specifically for mining, which requires the Master Pilot Certification, and can be received through a quest. There are several different types of Asteroid Resources, and are generally used in the construction of ships and ship components.

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For more details about Mining check out the article : Space mining.


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