• SatouKazuma
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    1 month ago

    Don’t send Elon, though. I’d rather we not contaminate the planet.

        • Cethin@lemmy.zip
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          1 month ago

          Sadly, it takes a shit ton of energy to get things to the sun. Everything is moving very quickly around the sun. You need the opposite amount of energy to fall in.

          • KISSmyOSFeddit@lemmy.world
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            1 month ago

            You only need enough energy to get it down to the orbit of Venus, plus a little bit extra for some gravity assists around Venus and Jupiter. Those will shoot it to the edge of the solar system where a tiny bit of thrust will kill the remaining angular momentum and let it fall back into the sun.
            Oh, and it will take a century.

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            1 month ago

            Speaking as an aerospace engineer, of course. But it’d be a worthy um…expenditure?