In geographical terms, the Outer rim refers to the outermost section of an existing galaxy or alternatively, the region farthest away from the highest authoritative body in a galaxy or star system. The Outer rim is often an uncharted and unexplored region, which also makes it one of the most dangerous sectors of space to navigate. Since this territory exists so far away from any governing system, it often becomes a haven for the more criminal elements of the universe including smugglers, pirates, traders, terrorists, etc. Planets do exist in the Outer rim, but they are often uninhabitable worlds with hostile environments. In the Star Wars mythos, the planet Tatooine is known to exist in the Outer rim.
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