Questions tagged [death-star]

For questions about the "Death Star", a moon-sized space station from the science fiction series Star Wars. Equipped with a superlaser, it was capable of destroying entire planets with a single blast. Use this tag for questions regarding both the first and second Death Star. Always use with the [star-wars] tag.

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How wide is the beam of the death star's main weapon?

At the point of impact on the surface of a planet (or capital ship in the case of death star 2) how wide is the laser(?) beam of the death stars' main weapons? From what I can see on-screen, there is ...
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Why are the Alderaan destruction stories in the Eclipse short story (Canon), and Episode 4 different?

In the Eclipse short story, it says that Bail and his wife saw the explosion coming towards them, but in Episode 4, the planet immediately explodes. Is there a reason for this discrepancy, or was it ...
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How deep can the Death Star's superlaser reach with a single reactor ignition?

Related but not the same: What's the radius of the explosion caused by a single reactor ignition of the Death Star superlaser? The Death Star can shoot at targets with a "single reactor ignition" ...