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I believe that when Yon-Rogg attempted to kill Danvers, she responded immediately by shooting right at the heart of the light speed engine where the Tesseract was located. The sudden explosion then unleashed a massive outburst of Tesseract energy which was absorbed by Danvers into her genetic code leaving her with newly gained cosmic powers. Then Minn-Erva intercepted and informed Rogg that the energy core has been destroyed. Then they took Danvers to Hala.

I think at that time, the Tessaract which is indestructible was somewhere on Earth where those incident took place. And in the later scenes I wonder how the tesseract got spotted in Mar-Vell's laboratory instead of being at the same place where Mar-Vell was murdered. How come the Tessaract got to Mar-Vell's lab? Who took it there? How was it transported?

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    FWIW you don't need to bold every word with **, just put it at the start and end of the bold run.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Dec 29, 2020 at 11:04
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    Also, the stones are not completely indestructible. (End Game spoilers). Dec 29, 2020 at 20:05
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    @DarrelHoffman I like how you give a spoiler, then immediately make it worse by telling us which movie you spoilt 😂 Dec 30, 2020 at 17:13
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    @AsteroidsWithWings Yeah, but it's like in the first 10 minutes, and honestly if you haven't seen it by now, that's kind of on you... Dec 30, 2020 at 17:58

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The core, or Tesseract, was never in the ship that was shot down by Yon-Rogg and later blown up by Carol. Rather, the ship used an engine that was developed using the Tesseract as its power source. This is made a bit clearer later on when talking to Talos:

Talos: She wanted you to help us find the core.

Carol: Well, I already destroyed it.

Talos: No, you destroyed the engine. The core that powered it is in a remote location. If you help us decode those coordinates, we can find it.

Captain Marvel

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    Yes, it seems similar to how in another movie Dr Zola used the Tesseract to charge up super-batteries to power Red Skull's army.
    – Robyn
    Dec 30, 2020 at 1:44

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