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Introduction and Feat

In Star Wars, Luke is shot at by a ship. The ship completely obliterates the rock he was next to, engulfing him, yet he ends up being unharmed.

The second panel is the one we are going to be looking at.

Star Wars Explosion

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The Calculation

According to Soldier Blue, the average lightsaber is 90 centimeters in length. Luke's lightsaber in the panel is 29.28 pixels, indicating each pixel is 3.074 centimeters.

The rock is pretty irregular, but the closest thing to it is a cone. So we need radius and height for the cone volume formula. The rock's height is 166.85 pixels, or 512.897 cm. The rock's radius is 193 pixels, or 593.282 cm. This gives us a volume of 1.89x10^8 cubic centimeters.

Now, this is what I am questioning: What destruction value to use? The rock is shown breaking in the third panel, indicating violent fragmentation, but then it is completely gone, indicating pulverization. However, there are burst ashes falling in the air, indicating that it may have been vaporized. I will let others accept which value they want to use, since I'll just use them all.

V. Frag: 1.304x10^10 joules

Pulverization: 4.051x10^10 joules

Vaporization: 4.857x10^12 joules

Final Tally

Low End (Violent Fragmentation): 1.304x10^10 joules, High 8-C, Large Building level

Mid End (Pulverization): 4.051x10^10 joules, High 8-C, Large Building level+

High End (Vaporization): 4.857x10^12 joules, Low 7-C, Small Town level

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