Skaro seen from space

Skaro was the war-torn homeworld of the Kaleds and the Thals and later of the Daleks.

Astronomical data Edit

Skaro was a planet of similar atmosphere, climate and gravity to Earth, though it was plagued by sulphuric rain. (VG: City of the Daleks) It was the twelfth planet from its sun. (DW: The Daleks) Skaro's nearest neighbor was a planet called Alvega. (TV21: The Amaryll Challenge)

Landscape Edit

The main features of Skaro were shrouded in some doubt. According to one account, it had but a single continent which was divided into east and west halves of almost equal size. (DW: The Daleks) Another account described Skaro as having two continents, Davius and Dalazar, which were separated from each other by the Ocean of Ooze. Davius was populated by the Thals, while the humanoid Kaleds resided on Dalazar. (TV21: Genesis of Evil)

A jungle or forest abounded on part of Skaro. Following an exchange of neutron bombs, the forest home of the Thals petrified. (DW: The Daleks) Other parts appeared to simply be wastelands devoid of plants or animals. (DW: Genesis of the Daleks)

This may have happened as a result of the Thousand Year War between the Thals and Kaleds and/or the later wars between Daleks and Thals.

There were less irradiated plateaus where the Thals lived. (DW: The Daleks)

Hydrothermal activity was indicated by the presence of place names like "Geyser Swamp". However all bodies of liquid may not have been composed of water. At least one river was known to be comprised of sulphuric acid, and the geysers in Geyser Swamp were actually spewing mercury, rather than steam. (TV21: Duel of the Daleks) Likewise, the Island of Gushing Gold jetted molten gold into the air. (REF: The Dalek Pocketbook and Space Travellers Guide)

The planet was known to have polar ice caps, though it was unclear whether these were actually comprised of frozen water. The mountains at one of the poles were known as the Polar Mountains. (TV21: Legacy of Yesteryear)

Skaro also has a giant stone statue of a Dalek.(TV Asylum of the Daleks)

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