posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:13 AM
Hmmmm, I will be an open minded skeptic here and wait and see what happens. If the govt did want to try something silly like making a new star, wow
never thought I would say that, then I would assume they would have astrophysicists up the wazoo telling them exactly how to do it and what
they could use, on hand ie: thermo nukes, in order to do something crazy like blowing up a planet. Seems to me anyways, thats what I would do, not
just say "Hey fellas, why dont we load a nuke on this here rocketship and turn Saturn into a star!" Nasa: "Okey dokey, that sounds Great!"
Nah, seems that there would be some kind of serious thinking, planning, and good math involved. It is now July 15th and I havent seen or heard
anything so I would say it's a bust.
From what I've been reading here, it would take a whole helluva lot more than some lil baby nuke on a space probe to do anything to a gas planet.
Someone earlier noted that Shoemaker/Levy had gigatons of punch when it hit Jupiter and it didnt ignite the planet...so I would say anything bomb wise
we could throw at Saturn would be diddly squat...Poof...bye-bye probe.
Hell, I would totally buy merchandise if NASA said "We're gonna blow up
Saturn into a star!" Heck yeah I would be shellin out the dough for Tshirts,ball caps bumper stickers, one of those lil bobble head dolls. I could
see the Tshirt logo now "Blew up a planet, and all I got was this lousy Tshirt."
I would like to say we could do it but I am 98% sure we cant at our level of tech.