this planet suddenly collapsed in upon itself and disappeared, shortly after the Battle of Naboo. The collapse of the planet caught a starship which was passing by, dragging the ship and its crew into an infinite abyss. The Jedi Council feared that the planet's collapse was somehow related to the Witches of Dathomir. They had found a small temple on Ova, which bore markings and glyphs that told of Dathomir as the source of the temple's power. The destruction of Ova caused a distortion in the space around the planet, disrupting interstellar traffic for many weeks. This distortion forced the Jedi mission to rescue Quinlan Vos to be delayed, stranding Quin on Dathomir for many days beyond his mission's parameters.