Could a 'Death Star' Really Destroy a Planet? - Universe Today
[/caption]Countless Sci-Fi fans vividly remember the famous scene in Star Wars in which the Death Star obliterates the planet Alderaan. Mirroring many late night caffeine-fueled arguments among Sci-Fi fans, a University of Leicester researcher asks the question: Could a small moon-sized battle station generate enough energy to destroy an Earth-sized planet? A paper by David … Continue reading "Could a ‘Death Star’ Really Destroy a Planet?"