"Because Science" on the Death Star

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"Because Science" on the Death Star

Post by Khas » Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:32 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6-q2edmiGk

While he does work under the assumption that the Death Star's superlaser is an actual laser, thus using Direct-Energy Transfer... it is interesting to note that the figure he uses for how much energy is needed for the superlaser to blow up an Earth-like planet is about half a million times less than the number Wongites liked to throw around back in the day.

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Re: "Because Science" on the Death Star

Post by 2046 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:26 am

1E32 is the gravitational binding energy that must be overcome. The 1E38 number was based on some of the ejecta velocity in the pre-SE version, which they applied to the whole event as overcoming the binding energy with vigor.

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