“What’s that star?
It’s the Death Star.
What does it do?
It does Death. It does Death, buddy. Get out of my way!” –Eddie Izzard
It’s said — at least by Darth Vader — that the power to destroy a planet is nothing compared to the power of the force. But how much energy is that, really?
While it is, objectively a lot of energy, that kind of destruction really isn’t so unfathomable, not if you’re willing to consider the ultimate tool of destruction for physically practical purposes: antimatter.
If that green beam isn’t a laser, but is rather a beam of antimatter, you’ll be surprised at how easy destroying a whole planet would be!