How to Move the Sun: Stellar Engines

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Nothing in the Universe is static. In the milky way, billions of stars orbit the galactic center.
Some, like our sun, are pretty consistent, keeping a distance of around 30,000 light years from the galactic center, completing an orbit every 230 million years.

This dance is not an orderly ballet - more like a skating rink filled with drunk toddlers. This chaos makes the galaxy dangerous. Our solar neighbourhood is constantly changing, with stars moving hundreds of kilometers every second.

Only the vast distances between objects protect us from the dangers out there. But we might get unlucky in the future. At some point we could encounter a star going supernova. Or a massive object passing by and showering earth with asteroids.

If something like this were to happen we would likely know thousands, if not millions of years in advance. But we still couldn’t do much about it.

Unless… we move our whole solar system out of the way.


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      Beast The Nephew Jr

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    • kilbott

      kilbott

      9 napja

      If nothing is grabbing the sun to go with the mirror and the photons are launched towards the sun how can it follow the mirror instead of going the opposite way?

    • Sarim Mahmood

      Sarim Mahmood

      17 napja

      I bought the poster and I love it!!!

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      Hónapja

      I love your videos ❤️

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      Hónapja

      :)

  2. Just Shimby

    Just Shimby

    3 órája

    So we can do this to travel the universe but not the goddamn ocean?

  3. Ashley

    Ashley

    3 órája

    This is More logical Than Sending nuke into Sun So it can produce massive Burning Energy.

  4. Joshua Garcia

    Joshua Garcia

    3 órája

    Bruh i saw mew

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    Crafting Nerf

    13 órája

    I think someone or a small group in or hired by the Kurzgesagt team should make a game based off of a few of the space videos the primary ones I would like to see is the dyson sphere, Stellar Engine, and perhaps asteroid mining.

  9. Zuko

    Zuko

    14 órája

    Ye but what if it burns mercury and venus

  10. Peter Doroshenko

    Peter Doroshenko

    14 órája

    The movement would have to be so slow in order to not mess up the orbits of the planets and asteroid belts.

  11. Khairul EL

    Khairul EL

    14 órája

    Hey what about the earth accelerations that will flung us?

  12. E F

    E F

    Napja

    "The world is screwed up, but we're trying to fix it!" Science, as temperatures skyrocket - "Oh buddy.."

  13. kasumiplayz

    kasumiplayz

    Napja

    Shaggy let's do this

  14. TeNix

    TeNix

    Napja

    Halo but it's canon in reality

  15. Monkey d. Karaya Son Goku

    Monkey d. Karaya Son Goku

    Napja

    Would it be harder to move a star or a planet. I say planet becuase you would have to figure out how to make you own fuel to move the planet, but you use the suns energy to move the sun.

  16. AriThe Log

    AriThe Log

    Napja

    but you require more pylons

  17. ArcticFox1018

    ArcticFox1018

    Napja

    When we find planet 9, it’s orbit is being the other way to the sun and we accidentally burn it.😂😂

  18. ArcticFox1018

    ArcticFox1018

    Napja

    There’s probably going to be other objects that strong gravitational fields that effect the planets when moving our solar system so we would need to scout outside or make a huge safe tube.

  19. Brody Diebner

    Brody Diebner

    Napja

    Bbhj mmmm no.ggh

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  21. Anti-Bot Software

    Anti-Bot Software

    Napja

    Twenty twenty WON

  22. Aram Rashduni

    Aram Rashduni

    Napja

    “We should take the solar system, and PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE!”

  23. Hema Chandran

    Hema Chandran

    Napja

    Just a doubt If the kaplin thruster cancels out it's own thrust by the particle accelerator, how will the sun move?

  24. richard sayz

    richard sayz

    Napja

    we might accidentally burn the earth with our caplin thruster

  25. Mars

    Mars

    Napja

    8:23 Uh oh

  26. Kivikall

    Kivikall

    Napja

    I would be very interested in what kind of society we would have to live in so that we could ever make a decision whether or not to move the Sun. Who would make the final call?

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  28. Millitant: Let's play

    Millitant: Let's play

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    The end of this vid didnt age very well!

  29. Beh Kai Jun

    Beh Kai Jun

    Napja

    Sometimes I thought about the birb who yeet him/herself to the sun using a flashlight

  30. Gamieplays

    Gamieplays

    2 napja

    0:23 "Drunk toddlers" Me: You mean Germans, right?

  31. Jacob Carrizales-Lopez

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    Alex Le

    2 napja

    The soundtrack is the best, used it for the main menu music for a space game for a project :p

  34. Zackery Koh

    Zackery Koh

    2 napja

    Black hole79

    • Zackery Koh

      Zackery Koh

      2 napja

      White hole vs Black hole

  35. ඞ

    2 napja

    This year is over and we will try again Dec 22 2019

  36. Kelly Exley

    Kelly Exley

    2 napja

    It would be to hot SO WE WONT GET TO PUT IT THERE I’m not yelling it’s just so funny

  37. 16 Bit Jake

    16 Bit Jake

    2 napja

    And then covid happen woops

  38. Kyle Stewart

    Kyle Stewart

    3 napja

    Think about how ridiculous the second idea is. Millions of tons per second... do you think that there is a metal or alloy in the universe that could withstand the heat and pressure? Who approves these ridiculous ideas

  39. William Veenstra

    William Veenstra

    3 napja

    Ah yes, 2020. The year of hope. Lol.

  40. HigherKhaos

    HigherKhaos

    3 napja

    I'm from the future, and I'm sorry but 2020 isn't better. Skip forward to 2021 though things start to normalize.

  41. Angus Carnegie

    Angus Carnegie

    3 napja

    I really love all of the references you guys put in your videos :D

  42. ProjectXv2

    ProjectXv2

    3 napja

    Whew! If only 2019 me knew...

  43. Chillwave

    Chillwave

    3 napja

    wait this was made in 2019 👦👱‍♂️👨‍🦳 btw emojis suck

  44. Brian Grenke

    Brian Grenke

    3 napja

    Just imagine, we go too war with aliens, and we just move our entire, solar system, to instead of having ships jump through wormholes.

  45. Volume OG

    Volume OG

    3 napja

    I have a question. If the solar system is in equilibrium, and you apply an external force to the sun, wouldn’t it displace all planets from the correct orbit and ultimately leave them in the dust

  46. PDawg

    PDawg

    3 napja

    “Hopefully 2020 is our chance to get back up.” People 3 months later: you monster…

    • Small Hats Hate The Truth

      Small Hats Hate The Truth

      20 órája

      people fell so easily for the deception of Covid, no wonder humanity is in such a bad position

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  48. Alexander Carey

    Alexander Carey

    3 napja

    but what if the move gives the planets too much speed when they follow the sun and it sends their orbits into chaos?

  49. Legyn Oiroso

    Legyn Oiroso

    3 napja

    Any contents from Kurzesagt in a nutshell Brightside Watop The infographics show I always learn something

  50. GizmoDuck

    GizmoDuck

    3 napja

    46 seconds in and *there's* the We're all Gonna Die! message. This guy must be the most nihilistic guy in the world.

  51. adler cong

    adler cong

    3 napja

    me in 2019: lets go visit every country in the world generations later: lets go visit every galaxy in the universe

  52. Kaan Eşrefoğlu

    Kaan Eşrefoğlu

    3 napja

    7:27 mew

  53. 蔡至賢

    蔡至賢

    3 napja

    Why do I heard Deja vu music while watching this video. I anticipate the solar system drift among the galaxy.

  54. amorgos

    amorgos

    3 napja

    "drunk toddlers" *welcome to germany*

  55. HC Playz

    HC Playz

    4 napja

    "In a few days, this year, will be over, and we'll get to try again" 2020: Yeah, about that

  56. Seplep

    Seplep

    4 napja

    i have a better idea. leave earth behind

    • Vibing through life

      Vibing through life

      3 napja

      thats way harder than a stellar engine

  57. a good dude with a good 'tude

    a good dude with a good 'tude

    4 napja

    I was watching this, and I just realised this isn’t gonna happen in my lifespan so I kinda don’t care now. Good for the future generations though, I guess

  58. bendestroyery2

    bendestroyery2

    4 napja

    Nice, humans in the future can build things hundreds of times bigger than earth. Makes sense.

    • Vibing through life

      Vibing through life

      3 napja

      before that point we would be mining material from other planets in our solar system.

  59. StrategicSerpent 77

    StrategicSerpent 77

    4 napja

    Drunk toddlers. Nice.

  60. sora・soviet [ССЗТ]

    sora・soviet [ССЗТ]

    4 napja

    I don't need 10,000.

  61. Damascus Squared

    Damascus Squared

    4 napja

    The caplan thruster is a very similar concept to the bussard ramjet concept from the Ringworld series of books by Larry Niven

  62. Jappy Productions

    Jappy Productions

    5 napja

    What’s the song at 0:40??

  63. Beast The Nephew Jr

    Beast The Nephew Jr

    5 napja

    kalki avatar (beast of the earth) (christ on the white horse) (son of man on clouds) is the biggest enemy of dajjal/antichrist/kali 😏 Kalki Avatar (Murtaza) cousin of Moula mahdhi a.s. (muhammad) 😎 Moula mahdhi is raja shashidhuvj (the mighty one) 😎 Prophet Moula Isa a.s. will kill dajjal cause dajjal is going to kill Kalki Avatar 😏 Kalki Avatar will follow orders from 2 religious king Moula mahdhi a.s. and Moula Isa a.s. 😎 Kalki Avatar going to have 2 swords and ring of moula sulaiman a.s. and staff of moula musa a.s. (iron rod) Staff of moula musa a.s. is like omintrix can transform into anything and can transform others into anything And stone in the ring of moula sulaiman a.s. is also known as kastav mani and it's more powerful than all 6 infinite stones combined 😇 This staff will transforms into white horses with wings,weapons,iron-man,cloud etc or can do imagination into reality 😎 *Ratn sru sword of lord shiva (miri)😇 *Ratn varu (zulfakar) sword of Moula Ali (piri) 😇 miri piri 😇 Satyug (sunrise from West) 01.aug.38 😏 Sambal is hospital 😏 Gzwa e hind 2029 😎😎

  64. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin

    5 napja

    the fact that this could happen and we probably would miss this is such a sad thing to think about

  65. You Do not see me.

    You Do not see me.

    5 napja

    8:00 if only they knew what would happen in 2020, oh god. 2021 wasn't much better either

  66. Rex

    Rex

    5 napja

    Anyone here watching in 12021 and saying "Welp, we screwed up a LOT more in 12020"

  67. Quinten Haaksman

    Quinten Haaksman

    5 napja

    Wont the caplan thruster particle jet burn the earth?

  68. StemDev

    StemDev

    5 napja

    Anyone notice mechagodzilla at the right at 3:51

  69. Rosie Bennett

    Rosie Bennett

    6 napja

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  70. Valencia Romilo

    Valencia Romilo

    6 napja

    So is like we Are making own black hole?

    • Vibing through life

      Vibing through life

      3 napja

      no

  71. Wesley Chow

    Wesley Chow

    6 napja

    Some astrophysicists build star thrusters for humanity in a peer-reviewed journal, while others calculate statistics to justify some drama of a speedrunner while nobody agrees on, let alone being verified.

  72. JJ Kidd

    JJ Kidd

    6 napja

    If you want to move the sun and move all the other star systems like earth and a whole bunch other stuff that I want to use that purple hair

  73. Jude Collumbine

    Jude Collumbine

    6 napja

    wouldn't the stellar engine be slow though because of 0 gravity

  74. Torinio Tracey

    Torinio Tracey

    6 napja

    i love your wofk

  75. Gacha Vampire19

    Gacha Vampire19

    6 napja

    Wait. If all movement (planet rotation, galaxy rotation...) stopped then we all would fly and die when landing right? But if we acceperated it then nothing??

  76. Roseann Jeremiah

    Roseann Jeremiah

    6 napja

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  77. John Lemon

    John Lemon

    6 napja

    8:07 I mean, it was our last resort, but I guess it works.

  78. Roseann Jeremiah

    Roseann Jeremiah

    6 napja

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  79. Kurt Crafter

    Kurt Crafter

    6 napja

    Lovely story

  80. Steven Victor Neiman

    Steven Victor Neiman

    6 napja

    This gives me a somewhat amusing idea for a sci-fi culture: Instead of dealing with long interstellar travel times for connectivity, they built stellar engines and just went around collecting stars, keeping them just far enough apart for safety while still only being a few months travel separate instead of decades.

  81. Vincent Frias

    Vincent Frias

    7 napja

    You can see mu in 7:25

  82. Vincent Frias

    Vincent Frias

    7 napja

    You can see my 7:25

  83. Christopher Yu

    Christopher Yu

    7 napja

    Who saw Mew towards the end of the video?

  84. Happy cloud

    Happy cloud

    7 napja

    No it’s 12021

    • Vibing through life

      Vibing through life

      3 napja

      this video is from 2019

  85. Godzilla

    Godzilla

    7 napja

    3:51 I saw a queen alien

  86. Mysticalfrog

    Mysticalfrog

    7 napja

    Haha he thought 2019 was hard

  87. chinedum onuoha

    chinedum onuoha

    7 napja

    i swear i am 11 and i am actually understanding this

  88. DBB Playz

    DBB Playz

    7 napja

    None of us expected what 120020 Would bring, We were never prepared

  89. Toy Chica

    Toy Chica

    7 napja

    nothing in the universe is sta- Me: TFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

  90. Piotr Kowalski

    Piotr Kowalski

    7 napja

    well that was last good year so far ...

  91. Thiago Reis

    Thiago Reis

    7 napja

    The Ballance Jet will probably face a turbulent surface on the surface of the Sun. And man, when you try to apply force on a turbulent surface science is as good as prayers ,🤷

  92. 흠냐MadMovie BGM Storage

    흠냐MadMovie BGM Storage

    7 napja

    태양보다 질량이 큰 천체를 만나서 태양계의 행성들이 태양계 밖으로 튕겨나갈수도

  93. jahqede potomho

    jahqede potomho

    7 napja

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  94. Soham Prajapati

    Soham Prajapati

    7 napja

    Why this video is age restricted??

  95. Hakim MacLuvin

    Hakim MacLuvin

    7 napja

    Well, but what material will withstand the heat of Billions of Celsius?

  96. BabySnatcher Jaguar

    BabySnatcher Jaguar

    7 napja

    “See you all in 12020” *famous last words*

  97. The 2 headed human hydra 12

    The 2 headed human hydra 12

    7 napja

    Elon musk after watching this video: *rubs hands together*

  98. Azizbek Sheripbayev

    Azizbek Sheripbayev

    8 napja

    When will you make video about Ring World?

  99. Rebecca McGee

    Rebecca McGee

    8 napja

    you mean 2019 not 12019

    • Keeby!

      Keeby!

      7 napja

      @Rebecca McGee no its not 2021 humans have been around for around 200,000 years, its 2021 years from "jesus's death" which obviously is not scientific so a science youtube channel wouldnt use that calendar which is the "gregorian calendar". the calendar they use is the holocene calendar, which is 12021 because the first agricultural revolution was about 12021 years ago which was the start of humans raise to dominance.

    • Rebecca McGee

      Rebecca McGee

      7 napja

      @Keeby! i don't think we should be in the future, the is the 21st century(2000), not the 12 thousandth century(12000)

    • Keeby!

      Keeby!

      7 napja

      @Rebecca McGee whats confusing about that?

    • Rebecca McGee

      Rebecca McGee

      7 napja

      @Keeby! OK? /:-\

    • Keeby!

      Keeby!

      8 napja

      Nope its been around fpr 12019 years not 2019 at the time of the vid

  100. Marcus H

    Marcus H

    8 napja

    4:52 ah yes, the future will be the *star* era.. *Star Wars...*

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