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NASA came out and said that the best way to build a Death Star would be on an asteroid. You could use the metals on it for crafting the ship, and you don't have to worry about launching it from another planet. Just in case you wanted to take over the galaxy
@Devdan, *saves for later*
Y'know, for space colonization and stuff...
@Devdan, personally I think it would be more cost effective to use asteroids as ammunition by attaching propulsion engines to them. Easier to arm, harder to disarm than a space station.
As long as you have access to an asteroid belt.
@I Are Lebo, are you referring to a railgun?
@Angel of Chaos, more like ramming asteroids into planets I think.
@Downvote God, ala Planetary Annihilation
@Downvote God, that would be a tad too destructive for my tastes. You want to kill everyone but you don't want to destroy a perfectly useable planet.
@Angel of Chaos, that's what I was thinking. Plus you can't attack ships with it.
@I Are Lebo, you should look up hammer station. It's a station in the star wars universe designed to hurl asteroids at planets.
@I Are Lebo, no he's talking about an orbital engine. Some would argue that removing an asteroid from orbit and pushing it in a collision course with a planet system would consume massive amounts of energy, but considering the fact that in the movie it took an entire star's worth of energy to fire, I'd say it's a little more profitable. The only downside would be that getting an asteroid large enough to destroy a planet and it's system to move at or near the speed of light is just not feasible... but then again were talking about starwars so feasibility and rationality don't exactly matter. Sorry bout long post I just like science lol
@I Are Lebo, I agree with your logic but it would have to be a huge asteroid to completely obliterate a planet
@silokel, Downvote God, Angel of Chaos, TasteMySquanch, I did mean ramming asteroids into planets.
Look, weapons on this scale are war crimes no matter how they're used. The Death Star obliterated Alderaan. The crust, mantle and core were ripped apart, and the atmosphere was dispersed. No form of life could survive that. The weapon in episode 7 seemed to be almost as destructive, but capable of hitting multiple targets millions of light years away. That's overkill to a point of wastefulness. Especially considering it took draining a star to do it.
As Angel of Chaos said, why destroy a perfectly useable planet?
Propelling an asteroid at high velocity into a planet would trigger an extinction event similar to the one that killed the dinosaurs. But all the resources on the planet will still be there.
@silokel, I like science too.
Also, if I wanted to take out an entire system via asteroid bombardment, I'd do it by hitting each planet with at least one asteroid simultaneously. Also, if it was possible to propel each asteroid at the speed of light (or close to it), they wouldn't actually have to be that large. Especially if they're dense asteroids. Similar to dropping a tungsten rod.
As horrible as the idea is, you don't have to destroy the entire surface. Just the major population centres.
@I Are Lebo, that's a good point about the mass not needing to be that large if you get up to lightspeed, just look at what happened when the hadron collider (I think that's what it's called) missfired. But if you consider that a death beam like the one used in the movie has absolutely no countermeasure, the asteroid could be obliterated if you were to use something like a nuke or even just a particle accelerator and a very accurate targeting system. The reason I think they used the whole overkill method was because the Empire has always been about flaunting it's power and crushing it's enemies.
@silokel, true about the empire.
And you spelled Hadron correctly. Those guys at CERN get pretty annoyed if you call it the hardon collider.
@Devdan, I wish for once the plot of star wars changed. Like I loved the movie but got so pissed when I realized they built yet another death star. Like we did this twice before, and how the heck did the rebels just not notice another freaking death star being constructed, that thing was huge!
@Downvote God, like in Stargate SG1
@Sassy Rick Grimes, I thought that too. It's like, how do the good guys keep letting the bad guys build up such a massive army and massive amount of resources. Did nobody learn any lessons from the Clone Wars? Or from the Rebel Uprising?
@Sassy Rick Grimes, or maybe the Rebellion disbanded once the Emperor died.
@I Are Lebo, I Agree. Plus an asteroid is ridiculously hard to stop in space. Also, Mass Effect did it first. (Krogan Rebellions)
@Doge with an iPhone, especially if that asteroid is travelling at near light speed. Good luck landing on that to blow it up or disable the propulsion engines at that speed.
I wonder if the next one will be even bigger...
@I Are Lebo, Said the actress to the bishop.
@I Are Lebo, google it. late 1800s version of thats what she said.
@lockke, that is super awesome to know. I'm going to use that all the time. I like throwing those out. I just went back to "phrasing", but for a while I was using "you're a towel!" (In Towelie's voice)
@I Are Lebo, I love you're a towel :) yeah... actress bishop has been my thing irl for a week or two now. i like looking up the history of phrases.
@lockke, do you know the story behind referring to feces as 'shït'?
@I Are Lebo, NO I never thought to look that up!
@lockke, it comes from shipping terminology. When they ship fertilizer, they used to have to put it on a higher shelf because the ships would get water on the inside from time to time. When fertilizer gets wet, it begins to give off methane, and that methane in a small contained area (such as a ships cargo hold) would get thick enough to ignite and explode. So to prevent this from happening, fertilizer would be shipped in containers labeled Ship High In Transit.
@I Are Lebo, Thats awesome. I always enjoy reading your comments. Thanks for that :)
One of my few issues with the new movie..
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@DuanJonito, I promise you they don't want us to rule the Galaxy as father and son
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An anotha one
The thing that got me was that the gun hole thing on the starkiller is the size of the entire death star
Just want to point out that (very minor spoiler here) this was the only "star" weapon to actually inflict damage on a star.
Times up people. Here they come...