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Infographic of the Day: What does it cost to build the Death Star?
Aug 6, 2015

It takes an Empire to build a Death Star. Plus, a whole lot of resources.

Why destroying the second Death Star wasn't a good idea after all
Jun 25, 2015

Yet another alternate ending to Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi shows that, perhaps, the Rebel Alliance didn't do their research into the blast radius of a moon-sized space station.

Image of the Day: Fully operational Death Star pumpkin
Oct 8, 2014

This galactic gourd is equipped with some superior laser firepower.

Death Star architect defends exhaust ports in hilarious Star Wars 'open letter'
Feb 14, 2014

When you break down the nuts and bolts, the entire plot of Star Wars largely depends on a womp-rat-sized design flaw in the Death Star.

Read White House's geeky, witty response to Death Star petition
Jan 22, 2013

Remember a few weeks back when a petition started going around asking the White House to construct a Death Star for the U.S.? Well, it got enough signatures that the White House had to issue an official response, and though they had to say no, the way they said it is priceless.

The Galactic Empire responds to White House's Death Star rejection
Jan 22, 2013

Late last week, the White House denied a public petition to construct a Death Star for the United States with a rather cheeky official statement. Now the official Star Wars blog has fired back with its own, equally cheeky official statement direct from the Galactic Empire.

Pentagon says Death Star is worst defense-spending project ever
Dec 15, 2012

Fans of the original Star Wars trilogy have long wondered: Why, after having it blown up the first time, did the Empire build another Death Star? Now the Pentagon weighs in on why the would-be ultimate force in the universe was really just the Emperor's folly.

17 objects that unintentionally resemble the Death Star
Dec 14, 2012

17 objects that unintentionally look like the Death Star from Star Wars.

NASA discovers real-life Death Star in orbit around Saturn
Dec 14, 2012

New images of Saturn's icy moon Mimas show something quite familiar.