Nazi Scientists Were Building An Actual Death Star

Samuel Reason | September 14th, 2018

When you hear about death stars or flying saucers, your mind immediately jumps to sci-fi movies and made up laser weapons. As it turns out, evidence has surfaced that the Nazis were planning to build one and use it to take over the world. The basic idea was to launch a huge mirror into space that would orbit the earth and allow them to use the sun’s ray as a huge death ray.

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On July 23, 1945, U.S. Army specialists discovered the top-secret plans that German scientists were seriously planning to construct a sun gun. A very big mirror in space that would have the ability to focus the sun’s rays at the Earth’s surface for destruction. The Germans were hoping it would allow them to burn enemy cities down completely. Or even boil up parts of the ocean.

Dr. Hermann Oberth a famous rocket engineer was one of the key planners behind the giant space station that would orbit Earth with the mirror. He is long thought to have been the engineer behind the V-2 rockets. Originally his plans were to have a space station to be used as a refueling system allowing rockets to continue into space. The problem was to create a rocket powerful enough to reach a point where they would have been able to make the space station, luckily for the rest of the world, this never happened.

Had they have been able to build such a powerful rocket, they may have been able to create this deadly sun gun on the space station. Though if this sun gun would have actually been able to achieve what they thought it would, is another question entirely. Many modern scientists believe it would not really have been possible to focus the sun’s rays for destruction, still, it definitely is a scary thought.

So next time you are sad that the jetpack is still not being sold in your supermarket, remember that some sci-fi inventions are best left in the movies.

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