"We need to protect ourselves from threats far far away so lets build a death star."
That's the pitch, folks! Let's build a Death Star!
Click through, it's not at all a trap.
The Death Star is undoubtedly a worthwhile undertaking. Sure, in the Star Wars films it's generally depicted as an offensive weapon but it could have terrific value as a defensive platform, too. The government recently responded to requests from the general public that it look into constructing the massive, moon-sized space station, shutting down the idea because of a short-sighted “we don’t blow up planets” political stance and an unwillingness to dip into the treasury.