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Luna

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Luna
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Astrographical

System:

Sol system[1]

Orbiting:

Sol[1]

Physical
Societal

Species:

Human (Non-native)[2][3]

Colonized:

2080[2][3]

Government:

 

Luna, often referred to as the Moon, is the only natural satellite of Earth.[1] Luna is home to a large human population and the renowned Luna OCS Academy.[4] Luna houses a number of skyhook defense complexes suspended in its low orbit.[5]

History[edit]

Early human explorers on the moon.

Human beings took their first steps on Luna in 1969.[6] By 1996, US Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Dean Mitchell was the 6th human to have walked on the moon.[7]

Human settlement[edit]

Humans began settling on Luna around 2080.[2][3] During the Interplanetary War, Vladimir Koslov and his family were killed in a bombing at Lake Autolycus on Luna.[8]

By 2492, a governing body of Luna was known as Luna Confederated States, the State of Mare Nubium being one of the said states. The Academy at Mare Nubium, known more generally as the Luna OCS Academy, was located here.[9]

Human-Covenant war[edit]

Main article: Human-Covenant war

Despite its proximity to Earth, Luna was home to some degree of Insurrectionist activity; shortly after 2530, the parents of Michael Crespo died attempting to detonate a bomb attached to a government building on Luna.[10]

Around the time of the Fall of Reach, flights from the Manassas Spaceport on Reach went to Luna.[11]

During the Battle of Earth in late 2552, Luna's skyhook defense complexes came under attack by the Covenant and were defended by ONI Security personnel.[5] Other Covenant forces attacked Luna's cities to ensure that the UNSC would not be able to launch a sneak attack from their Lunar military bases. Both Luna and Mars got hit particularly hard compared to other colonies in the Sol system, although they both fared better than Earth.[12] The human presence on the moon survived the Covenant assault relatively intact.[13]

Post-war[edit]

Following the Human-Covenant War, Luna was home to the Office of Naval Intelligence vessel UNSC Rubicon, which was deployed to Installation 00 in December of 2553 to investigate the disappearance of automated probes sent eight months prior and to determine the source of an unknown signal.[14][15]

Created conflict[edit]

Main article: Created conflict
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Topography[edit]

Luna has a barren surface and is atmospherically devoid. It's gravity is low, which has prevented large scale terraforming.[16] Likely due to all this, the habitats on Luna are sealed from vacuum and interconnected by tubes.[17] They are referred to as canopy settlements.[8]

Locations[edit]

Known residents[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Luna is the Latin word for Moon, and many Latin-based languages share the word.
  • In many Earth-based maps in the Halo games, the Moon often appears to be larger than in real life.
  • The Moon would be roughly 2,059.6 centimetres (67.57 ft) further from the Earth in 2552 than present day due to tidal acceleration forces.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo Waypoint, Universe - Earth
  2. ^ a b c Halo Encyclopedia, page 44
  3. ^ a b c Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo, Rise of Humanity, p. 47
  4. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, p. 34
  5. ^ a b Halo Waypoint: Halo 4 Interactive Guide
  6. ^ Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe, Timeline, p. 31
  7. ^ Society of the Ancients, Members (Retrieved on Nov 22, 2007) [archive]
  8. ^ a b Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo, Rise of Humanity, p. 50-51
  9. ^ Halo: Evolutions, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", p. 433
  10. ^ Halo 3: ODST Pre-mission Evaluation - Mickey Interview
  11. ^ Halo: Reach, Spaceport
  12. ^ Halo: New Blood, p. 101 (Google Play edition)
  13. ^ Halo Waypoint, Humans
  14. ^ Halo: Hunters in the Dark, chapter 2
  15. ^ Eleventh Hour reports, Provenance
  16. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, The Sol System, p. 282-283 (2009); p. 294-295 (2011 edition)
  17. ^ Halo: Evolutions, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", p. 431
  18. ^ Halo Legendary Crate, Data Drop #2