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History[edit | edit source]
Early Interstellar[edit | edit source]
Prior to the Interplanetary War, many different military actions were taken by the United Nations on the communist Koslovics and the fascist Friedens. The Jovian Moons campaign took place at the Jovian Moons, and the Rainforest Wars in Earth's jungles began to take place. Following these two events, Luna was the site of the Battle of Delambre, and Mars saw military action in the Argyre Planitia Campaign. After this, full scale war took hold across the Sol system.
Covenant Arrival[edit | edit source]
Astrography[edit | edit source]
- Mercury - Mercury is home to Antimatter production as well as solar research.
- Venus - A failed terraforming project took place on Venus.
- Earth - The Human/UNSC Headquarters (HQ)/Homeworld.
- Mars - A major site of the Interplanetary War and later during the Human-Covenant war it was the site of the Battle of Mare Erythraeum. Has been terraformed to have an Earth-like climate.
- Jupiter - A gas giant, Jupiter is the largest planet in the Sol System.
- Io - The site of Io Station, a UNSC listening post. On October 20, 2552, the listening post on Io detects 15 Covenant ships inbound under the command of the Prophet of Regret.
- Europa - It contains a UNSC base and a substantial colony. Spartans Linda and Will were once assigned to a mission on this satellite.
- Callisto - The Second Largest Jovian Moon. The site of the signing of the Callisto Treaty and a number of UNSC bases. A UNSC Naval Depot is located here.
- Ganymede - The EVA Armor was developed here, home to a number of colonists.
- Saturn - A gas giant known for its clearly visible surrounding rings, unlike the other gas giants whose rings are rather dim. Saturn is the second largest planet in the Sol System. Its practical uses to the UNSC are limited, and therefore it is mostly just a tourist destination. It is alsothe site of Helium-3 mining and research habitats.
- Uranus - An icy gas giant about twice as far away as Saturn from Sol. Its distance from Sol makes it of little use to the UNSC. However, the 2011 QF99 exclusion zone is around the planet.
- Neptune - Furthest away from Sol, it is another icy gas giant similar to Uranus.
- Pluto - The Pluto Slipstream Monitoring Station Democritus is stationed in orbit around it. On November 3, 2552, the Monitoring Station detected Cortana's signal in slipspace with Dr. Halsey's message to Lord Hood.
- Shaw Institute Facility - Deep space observatory.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia: Sun
- Xbox.com Halo Storyline (Defunct, Copy on HBO Forums)
- Halo: The Cole Protocol - Page 113
- Halo: The Essential Visual Guide - Page 151
- Halo 2 - Level: Cairo Station
- Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo - Page 51
- Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo - Page 50
- Halo Encyclopedia, page 283