In honor of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere, let’s take a look at the science of the Death Star. How much energy would it take to blow up Alderaan?
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Could a ‘Death Star’ Really Destroy a Planet?
“Countless Sci-Fi fans vividly remember the famous scene in Star Wars in which the Death Star obliterates the planet Alderaan. Could a small moon-sized battle station generate enough energy to destroy an Earth-sized planet?”
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