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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2021 9:15 p.m. PST

"Here are some objects which may or may not be moons, shown to scale. Enjoy!…"


From here


Stryderg21 Jan 2021 5:20 a.m. PST

Now that is cool. Not the fact that the Death Star is smaller than I imagined (especially since Han thought it was a moon), but the designs drawn by the paths of the planets.

newarch21 Jan 2021 10:22 a.m. PST

Mimas really is the original Death Star. Check out that super laser dish!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2021 11:12 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend! (smile)


Augustus21 Jan 2021 11:54 a.m. PST

This needs a scale reference. Something doesn't seem right.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2021 12:51 p.m. PST

If it was that small, why didn't Starkiller Base have a gravity less than Earth's Moon?

Last Hussar21 Jan 2021 4:58 p.m. PST

"the Death Star is smaller than I imagined"


Ghostrunner21 Jan 2021 6:20 p.m. PST

If it was that small, why didn't Starkiller Base have a gravity less than Earth's Moon?

Probably the same reason that once it absorbed the mass of an entire star to charge its weapon, the surface gravity didn't go up by a factor of 1000 and crush everyone on it.

Mark Plant22 Jan 2021 1:12 p.m. PST

Endor has earth-like gravity. It has to be earth-sized.

Chimpy Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2021 1:35 a.m. PST

It's Star Wars. It doesn't have to make sense. Fricken Light Sabers – nuff said? Or how long does it take a star fighter to travel down a trench on a 200km diameter death star/moon? The battle should have been over in seconds rather than 20(?) minutes or so.

zircher24 Jan 2021 1:33 p.m. PST

"Endor has earth-like gravity. It has to be earth-sized."

Well, it has to have Earth's mass. It might have an exceptionally dense core and thus a small size but still the same pull at the surface.

Mark Plant26 Jan 2021 1:07 p.m. PST

The earth's core is iron, which is why it is much denser than most other planets. Even if you made Endor made of solid gold, you still wouldn't get enough gravity at that size.

People eye planet by radius. But volume, hence gravity, is radius cubed. Earthlike gravity with a solid gold core would be 75% earth's radius. (I make no apologies for being a Maths teacher.)

And I know it is Star Wars, but there is no reason to make it that small. Just make it bigger.

Ghostrunner26 Jan 2021 3:42 p.m. PST

And I know it is Star Wars, but there is no reason to make it that small. Just make it bigger.

And you can probably imagine that the next Star Wars movie will feature a Death Star twice the size of Jupiter that can release an anti-matter quasi-quark beam that will destroy the entire space time continuum from the time of firing to a retroactive point approximately 13 years in the past.

(Which might actually be a good thing if it wipes out Episodes 7-9 when they fire it the first time.)

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