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via BBC News

The White House has rejected a petition to build a Death Star – a huge battle-station armed with a superlaser as seen in the Star Wars films.

In a playful response, a senior US government official said the Obama administration “does not support blowing up planets”.

The official also said the cost – about $850 quadrillion – was too high.

More than 34,000 people had signed the petition, saying the project would spur job creation and strengthen defense.

They also wanted the government to begin construction by 2016.

The White House is obliged to respond to all petitions that gain more than 25,000 signatures.

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Article courtesy bbc.co.uk

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