Disney/LucasfilmThe Death Star II explodes into smithereens.

The colossal ship orbited the forest world Endor and, after it blows up, the Rebel Alliance and its hairy Ewok friends party in the trees. Everyone and everything is hunky-dory.

Until you ask a physicist — or a dozen, as Tech Insider did — what happens when you detonate a giant metal sphere above a lush green world. The answer is downright chilling.

“The Ewoks are dead. All of them,” said one researcher and self-professed “Star Wars” fan, who wrote a white paper exclusively for Tech Insider.

Each scientist who responded to our emails quibbled over the exact details, yet a strong consensus emerged in support of a popular fan theory: The “Endor Holocaust[2]” is inevitable, and a threat to the plausibility of any future movies (galactic bankruptcy[3] be damned).

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  1. ^ Star Wars (www.techinsider.io)
  2. ^ Endor Holocaust (www.theforce.net)
  3. ^ galactic bankruptcy (www.techinsider.io)


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