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If a Rogue Star was Heading Our Way what would We Do ?

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posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:06 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
We'd have to evacuate the Earth , but that's impossible and we've got nowhere to go , so we'd have to move the Earth but that's almost certain death without our place in the Solar System so we'd have just have to sit and wait for the inevitable .... until now !

Astrophysicist Matthew Caplan has potentially saved the day with his invention of the Caplan Thruster , a device that will move not only the Earth but the Sun and Solar System too.... in a few million years.

Ingenious , the Sun would be like a giant camper van towing us all along with it ... To Infinity ... and beyond !!!!


I would go all Trump like and check off Porn Star off my bucket list...




posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: crayzeed

Good thing his plan is to move Sol instead, over millions of years. It's not really a question of whether or not it violates the laws of physics. It doesn't look like it does. The real question is if we saw it coming from four million light-years away would we act to prevent future extinction of our species (which, as far as we know, is the only intelligent life in the cosmos) or would we be so focused on next quarters profits that we would be paralyzed by indecision? After all, it would cost a fortune to start -- let alone maintain it.

Here's the thing. It's a thought exercise that illustrates a common problem with human beings. We react well to present dangers, --no question. We know what to do about the gun in our face. We suck at reacting to slow guns, like adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and their impact on future health outcomes for the population (and the financial implications that implies, BTW).

It's a human blind spot that we can't really afford. For all we know it is a blind spot shared by all intelligent species and the great filter that prevents any species from achieving type-2 civilization status or greater.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: network dude

Naw...I like your idea better, except I'd break out my 100 proof Southern Comfort.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:16 PM
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Pour everything we have into designing and building a generation ship, stocking it with a seed and DNA ark of earth's biodiversity, including human, selecting the most biodiverse crew to man it, and launch it off in the best guess direction of a goldilocks world we think might be able to sustain life.

Give them every advantage we can stock in.

Ih we'rye lucky, we can two or maybe three of these to different places to increase the odds that one might get lucky.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

I'm thinking getting get off our arse and devising a viable method of FTL transport, finding another Earth-type planet, and transporting the majority of our Eggs to another basket, maybe the easier option than attempting to move our own star system, especially if we have a heads up and couple of million years to do so.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:20 PM
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Certain death no doubt. You could try to blow up the rogue star.....stupid idea as it could make a massive supernova like explosion (yes I know that's not how supernovas happen but I need a size and explosion visual of something that big)

I of course have no idea how this could even be accomplished. I might prefer a supernova as opposed to the star just crashing into us.

If that rogue star was a magnetar (sp?) And it was approaching earth, what effects would that have on us? Aside from the inevitable death



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: andy06shake

The problem is moving the star (system) falls within the laws of physics, FTL does not.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Your scenario is likely the most viable solution if this were to happen in the near future.

We couldn't save everyone because the scale and materials needed and educating a massive amount of people to build, operate and maintain enough "ships" would be unfeasible. But we could manage what you said



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: SgtHamsandwich

look another earth

www.dailymotion.com...



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

Don't need to break the laws of physics, just somewhat circumvent them by way of say some kind of Albecurrie drive type technology, and with 2 million years to make it work, i think we might just make some headway.

The problem is keeping all our eggs in one basket can only ever end badly given a long enough period of time.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Do you know how big the sun is compared to earth? Where are you gonna get the material to build that big, very big mirror needed? I mean, that mirror would be huge, freaking huge.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: cognizant420

We would take apart the outer planets for material and parts the same way as we would build a Dyson structure.
edit on 19-1-2020 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: cognizant420




Do you know how big the sun is compared to earth?

Yes



Where are you gonna get the material to build that big, very big mirror needed?

Asteroids I'd imagine.

The theory isn't for us but future us's.
www.sciencedirect.com...



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 01:51 PM
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If something was coming to destroy everybody on earth and we have no exit plan the World would realize nothing really matters and just be peaceful towards one another. World peace achieved due to imminent doom, but wait there is more. The object was just a hoax, the PWTB then try to coax the public to start fighting again, global self realization, PWTB are overthrown. Two birds, one metaphorical stone. Because of that it would not happen.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 02:05 PM
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Kiss your future ass goodbye, If there is mankind at that point.

I'd be surprised if humanity can pull it together as a team and quit killing each other over god, land, ideology, power..etc



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: vonclod

And if that's not the rub of the matter, i dont know what is.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 02:07 PM
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We would die.

a reply to: gortex



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: vonclod

And if that's not the rub of the matter, i dont know what is.


It's sad but true.

I will try to be hopeful though..lol



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: hombero

I remember the last starfighter when the alien asked his captain... What do we do captain?
The captain straightens himself and his visor fixes in place. We die.
If it was easy to post pics id post the gif lol.



posted on Jan, 19 2020 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: gortex

I like network dude's answer, get a comfy chair, some bourbon and sit in the yard waiting for it.



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