Why don't we transform the whole Earth into a spaceship to travel across the galaxy or beyond?
Like, we could build a giant battery in the inner core of the earth and use a star like our sun to charge the battery and also build a turbine to propel the earth, then we can get to another star, recharge again and reach far distances in the universe. What do you think?
- JustinLv 712 months agoFavorite Answer
I would have no problem using other planets OUTSIDE of our solar system for that, but aren't you placing all of your eggs in one basket trying that with earth?: 'To infinity or bust.'
If you observe the locations of the current planets in our system, even slight changes in their placement would bring annihilation. Jupiter alone 'rescues' us from a barrage of planet killing asteroids on a regular basis. A slight movement on our polar axis would cause us to either burn up or freeze. We would need to keep our tilt perfectly in place and our proximity to the sun exactly the same or risk turning into a 'dead' planet.
Why not just start with a currently 'dead' planet. If things go well, we can propel it using the same technology we developed to reach it, (which doesn't exist yet). Using current tech, the nearest candidate is roughly 40,000 years away. Obviously, that won't do, unless you are very patient. Even then, the tech that arrives couldn't possibly be used to propel a planet anywhere. Maybe we could 'practice' on a planetoid like Pluto, learning to adjust its orbit and tilt and terraform until it is more inhabitable, but we would still be taking a terrible chance since it is a planet killer itself and is close enough to earth to be a threat if we somehow screw up.
It sounds to me like some serious 'exponential leaps' need to occur before we could even consider 'detaching' a planet from its orbit and using it as a spacecraft.
- Thomas ELv 611 months ago
We already are on a spaceship-- Earth! We are already in outer space drifting around our galaxy at 66,000 miles per hour. No need to go to Mars, Earth is MUCH more interesting.
- 11 months ago
Muggles are lazy
- 12 months ago
Is vast cold empty space with the occasional cratered rock worth all the effort?
Life is short. We have better priorities.
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- UserLv 712 months ago
turbine wouldn't work
turbine requires liquid medium in order to propel
imagining that we built an engine that would actually work
the planet would run out of energy centuries before we reached the nearest star
- VeschengroLv 612 months ago
the same reason you cant grow up little troll
- Climate RealistLv 712 months ago
Because we are short on our supply of dilithium.
- Anonymous12 months ago
Because it will be impossible to do that in present time. But in the far future it will be common for humanity to travel galaxies and go beyond our universe.
- 12 months ago
It’s not prohibited by physics. Could convert moons and planets, maybe launch 20 of them over a period of a few years. Perfectly suited for a thousand year journey to another star system.
PS. Traveling in 'first class' would be even better. A million year long journey and longer if we wish. We’d want to take the sun with us.
- skepticLv 612 months ago
I think you have a great story for Science Fantasy.
As for it being reality?......There's no practical way for us to build such technology.