Can We Turn Earth Into a Spaceship? | The Wandering Earth

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • World ending disasters are common place in science fiction, and usually an inventive plan is required to save the day. In the new Chinese film, The Wandering Earth, a truly unique solution is presented when the human race discovers that the Sun is dying and will soon expand, destroying the Earth-- turn the planet into it's own spaceship by building thrusters along the surface and moving it out of the Solar System. Kyle takes a closer look to find out just what it would take to pull off such a plan in this week's Because Science!

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    Learn More:
    DELTA-V CHART FOR THE SOLAR SYSTEM: https://external-preview.redd.it/U5iH7huE5qKth7ZFvipXt8vzaFOO99qHFh9o9_SkLLk.png?auto=webp&s=d145ac9ae496abe35fae86fc11a584d62fe42592
    TSIOLKOVSKY ROCKET EQUATION: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsiolkovsky_rocket_equation
    DELTA-V: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta-v
    REALISTIC FUSION ENGINES: http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/realdesignsfusion.php
    NEW HORIZONS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Horizons
    ESCAPE VELOCITY: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_velocity
  • Source: https://youtu.be/Dgu1syQP124
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