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Originally posted by jbondo
My point is that a NASA scientist should be given a little more credit than is being given here.
Originally posted by Langolier
speaks volumes for your own boundless stupidity.
I don't remember the exact time but somewhere in the next one billion to 5 billion years, our sun will expand from it's current position and become much bigger. The distance from the Earth to the Sun will shrink. Eventually the Sun will engulf the Earth because our Sun will be getting bigger as it becomes a Red Giant star.
Originally posted by orionthehunter
That is if anyone is still here to care about this matter in 1,000,000,000 years.
I forgot to mention, in the search for planets outside our solar system, this idea about moving planets could be used to account for planets that seem to be in strange orbits. It's just an idea. Perhaps in a million years, it will seem like no big deal to move a planet. If we find one in deep space, it might indicate advanced life. I'm not sure how scientists could prove an advanced civilization moved a planet though.
The Sun is losing mass as it burns.
The result of this is that Earth will slowly recede from the Sun over the next 5 billion years. By the time that the Sun expands into a Red Giant, it is quite possible that Earth will have moved sufficiently far away to survive being engulfed.
Originally posted by kiliker30
i sure hope this is some kind of joke....for one if we move further away..dont you think that would not only CHANGE the surface of the earth...drasticaly..but hmm i bet they brought that into concept didnt they..we will be colder..much colder..like it isnt cold enough here in the winter time..geez...and yea what abotu the moon? nice...and what about the ecosystems and i dont think we could evolve fast enough to adapt to the new coldness on our planet.....and the idea of comets moving our orbit...... i can just see a bunch of things that could go wrong....i will name just two to be short..1: and the most obvious..they miss and comit crashes to earth..BOOM we done for....2: we succeed but the moon doesnt go with us...and eventually...crashes to earth....oh i could go on and on lol what kinda scientist would think of such a thing? i dont like to ramble but this is just plain nonsense.
Credits to the men with the concept of moving Earth in space, when after 34 years, they still have trouble getting a shuttle back to Earth without blowing up.
NASA Aims To Move the Earth!!!!