Published Jul 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!
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
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