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!
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Learn More: 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 DELTA-V: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta-v 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