How to Move the Sun: Stellar Engines

Birt 22 des 2019
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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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    Hi , I'm sending this massage from 12021
    World is now more screwed up than before 😑💔

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    Scientist 1: sir, I think we have a problem
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    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Thanks for making these videos so I know our world won’t just die

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    Deepak

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    12019 .. ok

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    Jachuu

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    8:22
    2020/2021: *oh I don't think so*

  • Lew245

    Lew245

    21 klukkustund síðan

    And the next year.. a pandemic happend..✌️💔

  • Aiden

    Aiden

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I saw a TedEd video saying that if Mercury's orbit was a few cm closer to the sun, the n body simulation shows that there would be big problems with orbits overlapping. Would that not occur if we move the Sun?

  • DR.Yman.G

    DR.Yman.G

    Degi Síðan síðan

    3:25 if you build a shield to protect earth and us is hiding under earths core

  • szyris

    szyris

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I wish we would do this all (and I mean the second option)

  • Breaks Bullion Wax

    Breaks Bullion Wax

    Degi Síðan síðan

    How about we just clean up the plastic on our planet to start

  • Chris Sanford

    Chris Sanford

    Degi Síðan síðan

    In the video there was like a game and that game can it become real

  • Moonshot Camper Vans

    Moonshot Camper Vans

    Degi Síðan síðan

    So there are a few hard sci fi novels that touch on humans working at this scale. Does anyone know of a novel specifically written with this scenario? Tomorrow and Tomorrow is a great speculative book about a character who travels through billions of years of technology and change. Thank you for this channel..

  • Scott Pulczinski

    Scott Pulczinski

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I’m a drunk toddler!1!!1!1!!1

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    Mikel D. Pickle

    2 dögum síðan

    “We should take Bikini bottom and push it somewhere else”
    -Patrick Star

  • Pro_Degenerate

    Pro_Degenerate

    2 dögum síðan

    We push the sun and move it somewhere else

  • swiftplays

    swiftplays

    2 dögum síðan

    This aged poorly at the end

  • Huginn

    Huginn

    2 dögum síðan

    Ah yes drunk toddlers

  • C P

    C P

    2 dögum síðan

    Until humans can learn to stop killing ourselves and work together as a species we will probably never get anything done

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    Elizabeth Streit

    2 dögum síðan

    why did they call it 12019?

  • Charlie Slessor

    Charlie Slessor

    2 dögum síðan

    What about when earth orbits through the exhaust from the engine from the Caplan?

  • Coral Fruit

    Coral Fruit

    2 dögum síðan

    The year 12.20 sucks bruv

  • Noah Jansen

    Noah Jansen

    2 dögum síðan

    If you focused the mirror you could create a world destruction engine. Just saying.

  • The Trickster Playz

    The Trickster Playz

    3 dögum síðan

    hello these are aliens wana come to our solar system we have that stellar engine from the video

  • T Rex

    T Rex

    3 dögum síðan

    Little did they know what would happen next

  • Charlie Beach

    Charlie Beach

    3 dögum síðan

    Proposal; concentrate the propulsion of the caplan thruster into a thinner beam, then synchronize its orbit with a planet. Skim the side, making it spin faster and faster until the whole planet spins itself apart, then collect the materials.

    • The One

      The One

      13 klukkustundum síðan

      What a dumb idea bahaha

  • Zigmas Jucius

    Zigmas Jucius

    3 dögum síðan

    6:47 What Inhabitable do why keep it Inhabitable?

  • Erik Blarg

    Erik Blarg

    3 dögum síðan

    For reference: 1% of the speed of light is roughly 3 MILLION METERS PER SECOND

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    Aditya Bhalekar

    3 dögum síðan

    can you do one on matrioshka brains please?

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    Athar Khaidar

    3 dögum síðan

    I showed this video to my mom, but she doesn't believe it because "it's just a cartoon"

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    I thought it was funny at the end when people still didn't know about the virus and they hoped into 2020 with glee BAD MISTAKE

  • ChickenManZ

    ChickenManZ

    3 dögum síðan

    kurzgesagt be like: leme just move the entire solar system

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    Capitain Quentin

    3 dögum síðan

    What about the orbit of the planets ?

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    Hot Amadeus

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    At this point just build a giant spaceship and gtfo

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    wu nuochen

    4 dögum síðan

    But what if the jet from the caplan thruster burns earth?

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      Game and Code

      2 dögum síðan

      they are small

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    Chinese Communist Party

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    u r cool

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    Karem Assar

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    Imagine we explore to the whole universe and well..
    What if we saw different stars and constellations/galaxies every day??

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    THE PLANET IS SCREWED UP SO ITS A BAD YEAR?! BOY 2020 MADE EVERYTHIMG SCREWED UP

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    Covid 19: NO WE CAN'T

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    been bingewatching the channel lately, really fun interesting videos, thank you for the content!

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    5 dögum síðan

    Sun: starts moving
    People in space: *worry*

  • D1182 PlayZ

    D1182 PlayZ

    5 dögum síðan

    Because of this one man, we might be able to do way more than what the smartest engineers could think of

    • The One

      The One

      13 klukkustundum síðan

      You're dumb

  • Raanana

    Raanana

    5 dögum síðan

    well take note that in as early as 2019 AD humanity had already designed the technology to move the sun. A million years later some textbook should record this video.

  • Khalid Khalifah Dandry

    Khalid Khalifah Dandry

    6 dögum síðan

    But if caplan thruster will extended our sun but when sun small we need to get to get liquid water

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    Solo Wahome

    6 dögum síðan

    Where will we even get the materials to build such huge structures.

    • Mr Tortoise

      Mr Tortoise

      5 dögum síðan

      Mercury

  • Luny Cipres

    Luny Cipres

    6 dögum síðan

    what if our lifespans also start increasing?

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    prouler playz

    6 dögum síðan

    Won't we gust get into the orbits of other stars

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    Luny Cipres

    6 dögum síðan

    so these guys got a whole new concept and paper made for this video??

    Respect++

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    alezo71

    6 dögum síðan

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    ultimateroblocksgawd

    7 dögum síðan

    “In as little as a million years”

  • Lawens Saintias

    Lawens Saintias

    7 dögum síðan

    Except the Oort cloud leaving us and some other unknown stuff

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      Mr Tortoise

      5 dögum síðan

      @Lawens Saintias well yeah otherwise it wouldn’t be a cloud

    • Lawens Saintias

      Lawens Saintias

      5 dögum síðan

      @Mr Tortoise Wait it’s actual orbit the Sun still?

    • Mr Tortoise

      Mr Tortoise

      5 dögum síðan

      The Oort Cloud comes

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    7 dögum síðan

    07:25 Mew spotted 😍🤩

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    BluePqtriot228

    7 dögum síðan

    The end of this video concluds with hopes for the future and the next year.... little did they know what would hit them just in a couple months...

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    Nicky Buccola

    7 dögum síðan

    We will be able to try again... 2020: Hi I'm the covid 19 allow me to introduce myself.

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    Everything That exists

    7 dögum síðan

    Can I trust this channel?

    • Game and Code

      Game and Code

      2 dögum síðan

      yeah

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    agastya valisetty

    8 dögum síðan

    i expected a tutorial.

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    sand_sand

    8 dögum síðan

    "But we can fix it. in a few days, this year will be over, and we'll get to try again"
    BOY YOU WERE WRONG

  • Kami sama

    Kami sama

    8 dögum síðan

    7:25 Spot the Mew.

  • feed my animals 2

    feed my animals 2

    8 dögum síðan

    I want y'all to make a game where everything that y'all talk about here is in the game and we get to f****** play with it that would be cool as hell

  • Warsrecker

    Warsrecker

    8 dögum síðan

    It would be weird if we discover alien life by watching a star coming closer :D

  • Stryfe

    Stryfe

    8 dögum síðan

    "How to Move the Sun"


    Elon musk a few inches later: Theory on you, im into that stuff

  • PerpendicularFlight5

    PerpendicularFlight5

    8 dögum síðan

    Caplan thruster:*Runs out of fuel*
    Me: Outta gas

  • Uranus

    Uranus

    8 dögum síðan

    Shoots jet at a 1 b degrees
    earth: gulp

  • loud mouse

    loud mouse

    8 dögum síðan

    but how are we gonna move the milky way

    • The One

      The One

      13 klukkustundum síðan

      @Game and Code can't do that lmao

    • Mr Tortoise

      Mr Tortoise

      2 dögum síðan

      @loud mouse it’s not possible

    • Game and Code

      Game and Code

      2 dögum síðan

      move black hole in the centre

    • loud mouse

      loud mouse

      5 dögum síðan

      @Mr Tortoise wa

    • Mr Tortoise

      Mr Tortoise

      5 dögum síðan

      You dont

  • g like ya cut

    g like ya cut

    9 dögum síðan

    i'm from 2021 btw 2020 sucks it's got covid and quarantine.

  • Djt3 Mix

    Djt3 Mix

    9 dögum síðan

    5:10 but if the sun go faster than the solar system won,t the sun shoot out of the solar system freezing most planets

    • Game and Code

      Game and Code

      2 dögum síðan

      no

  • Dead.

    Dead.

    9 dögum síðan

    People when this thing is finally built: No! Your gonna eat the sun! stop this! i protest!

    • Mr Tortoise

      Mr Tortoise

      5 dögum síðan

      Haha try breaking a superstructure bitches

  • FryDayy

    FryDayy

    10 dögum síðan

    Once you realize Thanos was already doing this stuff

  • markkens9

    markkens9

    10 dögum síðan

    Larry Niven: _Bowl Of Heaven_

  • vincent rosenstengle

    vincent rosenstengle

    10 dögum síðan

    Wait why did the earth have rings in the intro?

  • Atlantis Esports

    Atlantis Esports

    10 dögum síðan

    Is there ever gonna be a day where all of the planets in the entire Milky Way are aligned

  • R Gamer

    R Gamer

    10 dögum síðan

    What would be the material used to built the Jet, that's in such a close proximity to the Sun?

  • Q Anon

    Q Anon

    10 dögum síðan

    That ending didn't age well

  • patrick perdue

    patrick perdue

    10 dögum síðan

    Little did he know that 2020 had Covid

  • Uranus

    Uranus

    10 dögum síðan

    how to fix the world
    step 1 take a air pumper and inflate earth with air
    done

  • Your_data

    Your_data

    10 dögum síðan

    imagine being in a discord call and being like "yo i have high ping, i think i just passed your solar system, i think i'll have to call back in like 4 million years"

  • Zygimantas Skiezgilas

    Zygimantas Skiezgilas

    10 dögum síðan

    there is not enough meterials to even build that thing

    • Mr Tortoise

      Mr Tortoise

      5 dögum síðan

      Mercury

  • Steven Sandoval

    Steven Sandoval

    11 dögum síðan

    i think you would have been happier there

  • Sz

    Sz

    11 dögum síðan

    for a second the ending I thought they were ending this channel I was about to










































































    do something crazy.

  • D0G4 C3M

    D0G4 C3M

    11 dögum síðan

    “Ferb, i know what are we going to do today.”

  • Fernando Boza

    Fernando Boza

    11 dögum síðan

    Mew at 7:27

  • ULook Cool

    ULook Cool

    11 dögum síðan

    *“a roller staking rink with drunk toddlers.”*

  • Μάρκος Κυλιακούδης

    Μάρκος Κυλιακούδης

    11 dögum síðan

    what if we use stellar engine to go to another local group of galaxies?

  • eddie from the supervoid

    eddie from the supervoid

    12 dögum síðan

    we should take the solar system, and _PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE!_

  • Takeshi Kovacs

    Takeshi Kovacs

    12 dögum síðan

    It Reminds me of the HALO Rings

  • Spacedust

    Spacedust

    12 dögum síðan

    rip the cute creature falling in the star..

  • Exclema

    Exclema

    12 dögum síðan

    If mumbo jumbo was a space scientist:

  • Piotr Genderka

    Piotr Genderka

    12 dögum síðan

    Intresting

  • robina david

    robina david

    13 dögum síðan

    Welcome to 12021

  • Roberta Fernandes

    Roberta Fernandes

    13 dögum síðan

    garbage ide

    • Roberta Fernandes

      Roberta Fernandes

      12 klukkustundum síðan

      @The One YOU'RE NOT MY DAD, MOM OR BOSS

    • Roberta Fernandes

      Roberta Fernandes

      12 klukkustundum síðan

      @The One NO I WONT

    • The One

      The One

      13 klukkustundum síðan

      @Roberta Fernandes shut the fuck up is what

    • Roberta Fernandes

      Roberta Fernandes

      11 dögum síðan

      @Thunder-Hedge what does shush mean

    • Thunder-Hedge

      Thunder-Hedge

      11 dögum síðan

      @Roberta Fernandes aye shush!

  • Dawn Roman

    Dawn Roman

    13 dögum síðan

    him saying 2020 will be better

  • FoxHawkPvP

    FoxHawkPvP

    13 dögum síðan

    1:28 I love how the surface of mercury is almost gone.

  • Raphael Rogers

    Raphael Rogers

    13 dögum síðan

    Why dont you make the game that you showed when you were demonstrating the stellar engine

  • Seetiyan

    Seetiyan

    13 dögum síðan

    The scope of this is blowing my mind. I glimpsed the vast size of the cosmos and I need to go sit down and close my eyes for a while to recover.

  • Julianne Llanes

    Julianne Llanes

    13 dögum síðan

    "drunk toddlers"😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • younes bell

    younes bell

    13 dögum síðan

    ahhhh here comes 12020

  • Alexander Sanchez

    Alexander Sanchez

    13 dögum síðan

    The world is screwed up but we can fix it 2020:NOW THAT IS WHERE YOUR WRONG I'M 2020 AND MY BOI THE CORONAVIRUS!

  • Khalid Khalifah Dandry

    Khalid Khalifah Dandry

    14 dögum síðan

    Cool i liked this video if we can dodge from supernova with caplan thrusther and we will safe enough from deadly supernova and asteroid