Hayden Planetarium Director and best astrophysics badass Neil deGrasse Tyson lately took to his podcast, Star Talk Radio, to reply a few questions from the viewers as read by renowned funnyman Eugene Mirman. And luckily for us, Grand Moff Tyson decided to take the one about blowing up planets.
Exactly, the question only inquired about the remaining effects of potential planet-blasting; Tyson, on the other hand, skipped on the chance to use this as a bang course in Death Star 101. Blowing up a planet is easier said than done, but good information to have nonetheless. So go listen to Tyson's words and keep them close, you never know when Mars might start acting up.