9/09/2009

The Truth About The Death Star Research Facility

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Want to know the truth about the Death Star Research Facility? Actually, this research facility was first heard from the popular sci-fi movie, Star Wars on its 4th episode entitled, "A New Hope".

The Death Star research facility is a fictitious space facility that is of the same size as our moon.

Below are some interesting quick facts about the death star:

  • The Death Star is one of the better-known concepts from the Star Wars universe and is widely recognizable outside of that context.
  • The Death Star placed ninth in a 2008 20th Century Fox poll of the most popular movie weapons.
  • The Saturnian moon Mimas, photographed by the Cassini probe in 2005
  • The media in 1980 commented that the large crater on Saturn's moon Mimas gives it a resemblance to the Death Star.
  • Astronomers sometimes use the term "Death Star" to describe Nemesis, a hypothetical star postulated in 1984 to be responsible for gravitationally forcing comets and asteroids from the Oort cloud toward Earth.
  • In the US, networks that compete with Fox refer to American Idol as the Death Star due to its destructive effects on their schedules and ratings.
  • Enron labeled one of the false companies used in its fraudulent manipulation of the California power grid "Death Star".
  • The UC Davis Social Sciences and Humanities Building, designed by Antoine Predock, is known as "The Death Star" to students due to its spaceship-like fa├žade.
  • In Canada, the term "death stars" was used to describe U.S. Direct Broadcast Satellites capable of broadcasting signals into Canada that were not regulated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
  • The logo of AT&T has been compared to the Death Star.
  • The Creative Artists Agency's headquarters has been nicknamed the "Death Star" by the entertainment media.
  • Sega's Mascot Sonic the Hedgehog's nemesis, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, had built the Death Egg, a homage to The Death Star itself.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Expanded_Universe

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