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==Star Wars Power Generation==
 
==Star Wars Power Generation==
The Galactic Republic and Galactic Empire use a variety of power generators.  The most powerful of these generators is the [[hypermatter reactor]].  Information on how these reactors work is scarce, but how much power they can produce is easier to calculate.
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The [[Galactic Republic]] and [[Galactic Empire]] use a variety of power generators.  The most powerful of these generators is the [[hypermatter reactor]].  Information on how these reactors work is scarce, but how much power they can produce is easier to calculate.
  
 
The most extreme example of a hypermatter reactor's power-generating capacity is the [[Death Star]].  A single shot from the Death Star's [[superlaser]] unleashes 1E38 Joules of energy; more than the [[Sol|Sun]] radiates in 8,000 years<ref>[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Tech/Beam/Alderaan.html Stardestroyer.net Alderaan Analysis]</ref>.  The Death Star's hypermatter reactor is capable of recharging this weapon for another planet-destroying blast within a day<ref>''[[Star Wars: A New Hope]]''</ref>, indicating that it produces power on the order of 1E33 Watts, meaning it produces more energy every second than the Sun radiates in a month.
 
The most extreme example of a hypermatter reactor's power-generating capacity is the [[Death Star]].  A single shot from the Death Star's [[superlaser]] unleashes 1E38 Joules of energy; more than the [[Sol|Sun]] radiates in 8,000 years<ref>[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Tech/Beam/Alderaan.html Stardestroyer.net Alderaan Analysis]</ref>.  The Death Star's hypermatter reactor is capable of recharging this weapon for another planet-destroying blast within a day<ref>''[[Star Wars: A New Hope]]''</ref>, indicating that it produces power on the order of 1E33 Watts, meaning it produces more energy every second than the Sun radiates in a month.

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