A2_8 That's No Moon

David Boulderstone, Calum Meredith, Simon Clapton


This article aims to investigate the first ‘Death Star’ from the ‘Star Wars’ film series and how much energy it would require to destroy a planet. A simplified planet is used giving an energy required to destroy it as 2x 1027 J. Since the Death Star’s power source has a much greater energy output it is feasible to destroy a planet with such a space station.

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