Orbital bombardment

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Orbital bombardment by various means is quite common in science fiction, for both precision strikes and indescriminate mass destruction.
 
Orbital bombardment by various means is quite common in science fiction, for both precision strikes and indescriminate mass destruction.
  
*In the ''[[Star Wars]]'', the best known example of orbital bombardment is the Imperial [[Base Delta Zero]] operation, in which one or more [[Imperial Star Destroyer]]s systematically destroy all life and all useful assets on a planet's surface with a continuous [[turbolaser]] barrage.
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*In the ''[[Star Wars]]'', the best known example of orbital bombardment is the Imperial [[Base Delta Zero]] operation, in which one or more [[Imperial Star Destroyer]]s systematically destroy all life and all useful assets on a planet's surface with a continuous [[turbolaser]] barrage. The [[Death Star]] is also technically a weapon of orbital bombardment, but it [[planet destroyer|destroys the entire planet]] instead of just devastating the surface.
 
*In ''[[Star Trek]]'', [[starship]]s have occasionally used [[phaser]]s and/or [[photon torpedo]]s to destroy specific targets on a planet's surface from space, and in DS9's "The Die is Cast", a fleet of [[Cardassian]] and [[Romulan]] warships attempted to destroy the [[Founder]]s by bombarding their homeworld.
 
*In ''[[Star Trek]]'', [[starship]]s have occasionally used [[phaser]]s and/or [[photon torpedo]]s to destroy specific targets on a planet's surface from space, and in DS9's "The Die is Cast", a fleet of [[Cardassian]] and [[Romulan]] warships attempted to destroy the [[Founder]]s by bombarding their homeworld.
 
*In ''[[Babylon 5]]'', a variety of methods were used for attacking surface targets from space, including directed [[energy weapon]]s, missiles, and mass drivers that hurled asteroids at the planet's surface.  The ancient [[Shadows|Shadow]] and [[Vorlons|Vorlon]] races possessed dedicated planet-killing warships that could make a planet uninhabitable in a matter of hours.
 
*In ''[[Babylon 5]]'', a variety of methods were used for attacking surface targets from space, including directed [[energy weapon]]s, missiles, and mass drivers that hurled asteroids at the planet's surface.  The ancient [[Shadows|Shadow]] and [[Vorlons|Vorlon]] races possessed dedicated planet-killing warships that could make a planet uninhabitable in a matter of hours.

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