Video: Like, a lot of power. Scott Manley delves into the science of the planet destroying business and came up with the numbers that it would take to destroy a planet in Star Wars. To destroy an Earth-like planet which was like Alderaan, you'd need three trillion trillion trillion Joules of energy. There are five billion Joules of energy in a lightning bolt so yeah, you'd need a lot more energy. Watch the science below. It's so much more interesting than any other maths or science class I've ever taken.
How Much Power Does It Take To Actually Blow Up A Planet?
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