German chemist Kurt Alder may have been the inspiration for the name of Princess Leia's lush homeworld. Alder was a co-recipient of the 1950 Nobel Prize for his research on the structure of organic matter. Alderaan is a peaceful planet comprised mostly of organic matter such as grasslands and small seas.

  Alderaan from Star Wars
 Appears in the Following Films
  Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars (1977)


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