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In Captain Marvel, the Kree refer to Earth as planet C-53.

Does this number signify anything or is it a randomized number assigned to Earth?

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In Captain Marvel, Kree have assigned C-53 to planet Earth. That's what they call it. To them, Earth is just another planet in the universe.

It seems to be a random number assigned to Earth. There is nothing special came up with this number yet. Neither from production team nor in a movie.

From Refinery29,

As the two fight off some stray Skrulls (led by a hilarious Ben Mendelsohn), Vers starts to realize that the key to her past lies on C-53 (that's the Kree name for Earth — we're not that special).

Unless someone from production clarifies it or comes up with an easter egg, there is no significance of this number.

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    I would laugh my head off if it turned out C-53 was the office vending machine number for the writers favourite chocolate bar... – Blade Wraith Mar 12 at 10:47
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    @BladeWraith You may laugh, but someone else Snickers... – Chronocidal Mar 12 at 12:34
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    @Chronocidal, looks like you ran a Marathon to get that joke in... – Blade Wraith Mar 12 at 13:24
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    @BladeWraith Buying candy from a vending machine, even though they get 100 Grand every PayDay. – BrettFromLA Mar 12 at 13:55
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    Well, look at the names NASA has come up with for all the exoplanets they've been discovering lately. They're all just boring letters and numbers. Now we can imagine that some of those might harbor life, even intelligent life, and they might even have a name for themselves, but we'd never know. This is just kind of the same situation in reverse. – Darrel Hoffman Mar 12 at 14:24
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I researched for fun how C-53 could have any substantial significance.

I came across an article from sciencealert.com that says that so far 53 exoplanets exist in our Milky Way using a technique predicted by Einstein. In addition, Iodine is 53d on periodic table of elements. So that and my idea of the C standing for carbon are eliminated.

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