- "And we continue to investigate rumors that Imperial researchers have tried to scale up the industrial superlasers used in Geonosian factories. Saw Gerrera, for one, was certain this was the reason the Empire sterilized the surface of Geonosis."
- ―Jan Dodonna
An industrial superlaser was a type of superlaser used to liquefy metal ore in Geonosian factories. It was rumored that Imperial researchers tried to scale up industrial superlasers for use in a weapons platform, and Saw Gerrera was certain this was the reason they sterilized the surface of Geonosis.