The galaxy itself is known to be a spiral galaxy. The galaxy, also known as M51 in our universe, is a galaxy at about 23 Million LY away, in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is about 76,000 lightyears in diameter, relatively small for a galaxy in comparison with the Milky Way. However, in spite of its size, the galaxy has supported several powerful empires such as the Progenitors, the Hiigaran Empire, and the Taiidan Empire.
Known Maps Edit
There have been many maps of the galaxy but in particular one stands out. Shortly before the Homeworld War, a map of the galaxy found by the Kushan race inside the ruins of the Khar-Toba, a prison ship converted into a city following its crash upon Kharak. This map, etched upon a stone from the Angel Moon would be used later by the Kushan to find their way back to Hiigara.
Galaxy Regions Edit
Galactic Core Edit
Inner Rim Edit
Main article: Inner Rim The Inner Rim was the region closest to the Galactic Core. Later, it became a centre of conflict between various factions including the Taiidan Empire and the Hiigaran Empire, as well as the Vaygr under Makaan.
Mid Rim Edit
The Great Wastelands Edit
Main article: Great Wastelands The Great Wastelands was a large mineral-rich region of the galaxy located to the west of the Core and which overlapped both the Mid Rim and Outer Rim. During the Homeworld War it was a prominent battleground. The Great Nebula lay here.
Outer Rim Edit
Vaygr Reaches Edit
Main article: Vaygr Reaches The Vaygr Reaches were located at the eastern end of the galaxy.
Companion Galaxy Edit
A dwarf galaxy located a short distance outside of the central galaxy, connected through a thin trail of stars. Little is known about this companion, as it appears to have taken no part in any of the major events of the galaxy. In Homeworld: Cataclysm, the Beast infected ship known as the Naggarok originated from this companion galaxy.