List of Planet Killers

List Of Planet Killers

In science fiction, a planet killer, planet buster, or similar variations on that meaning, is a fictional object or device capable of either destroying an entire planet or otherwise rendering it uninhabitable – a variety of a doomsday device. Examples of such devices include the Death Star from the Star Wars film franchise, the "Doomsday Machine" seen in the original Star Trek television series or the atomic powered stone burners from Frank Herbert's Dune books.

The term "planet-buster" has also come into use with reference to major natural disasters such as significant asteroid impact events.

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