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Old 01-30-2017, 02:59 PM
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Keep in mind, too, that the Death Star was relatively untested, only having ever made one full-power shot before that. So they probably weren't entirely sure what it would do to the gas giant, or how much matter would be sufficient to block it. At worst, a hit on the gas giant might have caused an explosion or other reaction which might damage the station.