In the Alien series, what is the meaning of the "LV" designation for planets and moons?


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In the Alien series, what is the meaning of the "LV" designation for planets and moons?
by massmedia in Science Fiction
Alien and Aliens take place on LV-426, Prometheus on LV-223. What does "LV" stand for?
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