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The Death Star Would Cost $7.8 Octillion a Day to Run

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Its planet-destroying laser is scary, but its energy bills are truly terrifying.

The British energy supplier Ovo has put some very well-spent hours into a comprehensive calculation of the operating costs of the Death Star, which will return to the spotlight in the December 16th movie Rogue One. They conclude that operating the planet-destroying starbase would cost 6.2 octillion British pounds, or $7.8 octillion, per day—that’s $7,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

To put that absurdly large number in perspective, $7.8 octillion is more than 100 trillion times the $70 trillionannual global economic activity of Earth, or 30 trillion times the roughly $200 trillion in wealth on our little blue planet. – READ MORE

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