How to Move the Sun: Stellar Engines

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Nothing in the Universe is static. In the milky way, billions of stars orbit the galactic center.
Some, like our sun, are pretty consistent, keeping a distance of around 30,000 light years from the galactic center, completing an orbit every 230 million years.

This dance is not an orderly ballet - more like a skating rink filled with drunk toddlers. This chaos makes the galaxy dangerous. Our solar neighbourhood is constantly changing, with stars moving hundreds of kilometers every second.

Only the vast distances between objects protect us from the dangers out there. But we might get unlucky in the future. At some point we could encounter a star going supernova. Or a massive object passing by and showering earth with asteroids.

If something like this were to happen we would likely know thousands, if not millions of years in advance. But we still couldn’t do much about it.

Unless… we move our whole solar system out of the way.

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2 months ago | [YT] | 19,662

Just A Frans Shipper

Your astrophysics friend is such a madlad

2 months ago | [YT] | 1,728

Alston Rodriguez

12019: How to move the sun
12020: MILK

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,152

Dimi3je Kzz

3020 civilization:

Son: Mom can you get me Caplan Thruster
Mom: We have Caplan Thruster at home
Caplan Thruster at home: Shkadov Thruster

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,123

William Rowe

“Why don’t we take the bikini bottom and push it somewhere else”

1 month ago | [YT] | 754

Cahleen June

Nasa watching this:

”Write that down, Write that down!”

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 222

MAC AND CHEESE

“Sir the humans are advancing”
“What fleet is following them”
“T-their whole star system sir”

2 months ago | [YT] | 1,988

Abdul Baghdadi

Just imagine a alien race at our level of technology today they look out the window then they see a solar system getting closer every day

1 month ago | [YT] | 343

Rudy Miskelly

D R U N K T O D D L E R S

1 month ago | [YT] | 262

Noodle

The artist really needs to make a game. This art style is beautiful.

1 month ago | [YT] | 105

Matthew Link

Us moving to another solar system

Aliens that have been spying on us for 1 million years: You weren’t supposed to do that!

1 month ago (edited) | [YT] | 69

Solar Flair

Can we just talk about the fact that some physicist designed an entire galaxy thrusting towtruck with real physics for the sake of an educational YouTube video

2 months ago | [YT] | 14,263

Jack Soulier

Solar System: “get in loser we’re going colonizing”

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VortexMech 888

“In a few days, we get to try again”

Corona virus, Australian forest fires: N O

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 178

Christhan Jimenez

2011:how to move a rock

2019: how to move the sun and the entire solar system


3039:how to move the entire Milky Way galaxy

1 week ago | [YT] | 36

Luke Wright

I love this idea. "Oh, our planet is gonna be destroyed? Well let's just MOVE THE ENTIRE FRIGGIN' SOLAR SYSTEM. No big deal"

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 22

Nx Vernxual

The idea of pushing the sun is more like Patrick's idea of pushing bikini bottom to a safer place but on a bigger scale

2 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 1,924

DFTA (Don't Feed The Animals)

"unless we move our whole solar system out of the way" ...and THIS is why we love this channel! :)

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 33

Decomissioned Unit 24 N-TECH

Alien: so I'll tell you about my star ship. It stretches kilomete- holy crap is that a solar system moving!

1 month ago | [YT] | 65

TheRadBadGamer

I’m waiting for the day this channel calls me their “Astrophysicist friend” too 🥺

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