Mercenario wrote:Yeah, because it was just claimed, that it was several magnitutes higher.
DS1's blast is "claimed" as several magnitudes higher because of the fact that the planet was blasted apart at a very appreciable velocity, and reduced to an extremely dense asteroid field.
We saw no such aftermath in the case of the S8472 blast.......in fact, we didn't see any aftermath at all
. Hence, we can only assume that the minimum firepower of the S8472 bioship cluster
is 5E16 megatons, while the lone DS1 had a superlaser blast of 1E22 megatons.
Keep in mind that the DS1 also has heaps of turbolasers and PD guns and heavy armor and shielding that allow it to still take on enemy fleets and win.
Mercenario wrote:The 1E16 is the lower limit for both.
First of, it's 5
E16 megatons. Secondly, do you not understand what a lower limit
is? It's the absolute minimum
amount of energy required to accomplish something. Like blow up a planet, in this case. The estimate of 1E22 megatons for the DS1 is because of the fact that it appreciably scattered Alderaan's mass in a very short amount of time. It overcame the gravitational binding energy of the planet rapidly enough that it required six orders of magnitude
more than the base estimate.
Mercenario wrote:Yes, I do. I gave you the cirumstances under which such calculations would be correct.
Do you have proof that only under those circumstances
those calcs would be correct? If so, I'd really
like to see it.
Mercenario wrote:Do you really think it would be so fucking easy to do such a thing in solar System?
*fistpalm* We're looking at a civilization that can build tens of thousands of mile long warships at a rate of several per day
, and by a single
manufacturer. They have ships which putter around at several thousand Gs. I think it's safe to say that they easily
wield that much energy on a routine basis.
Mercenario wrote:Thats what I did suspect.
You don't understand; I didn't say that because what you were saying was so "above my head and understanding". It was because it didn't make a bloody lick of sense
Mercenario wrote:This are the assumption under which the calculations are made! Overcoming gravitational energy...
Is what we saw. In this method of VS debating, WYSIWYG applies. What You See Is What You Get; we saw the DS1 zap a planet, and have said planet explode with enough violence that gravitational binding energy was overcome. It happened in a very simple way.
They shot the planet, immediately
after which the planet went boom. Not so much with the S8472 bioships.
Mercenario wrote:Lets but it like that, there is more than one possibility where a nuclear blast would be more than enough to rip a planet apart.
Assuming said nuclear blast is caused by a device with sufficient yield, then I see no reason to suspect that it couldn't be done. That it's likely to occur with any foreseeable technology humans might create at this point, probably not.
Mercenario wrote:Just put him barly stable in the force nihilation point of several black holes.
Seriously, this is why I asked what you were saying. You post in gibberish. Also, see Darth Tedious above elaborating on the logical flaw in S8472 bioship firepower.