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(Big Think)   Today I learned that astrophysicists, in the event that Earth is going to get hit by a black hole, have a "Ludacris solution" already planned   (bigthink.com) divider line
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2022-02-22 7:45:50 AM  
So is Ethan now writing What if articles? Not gonna complain since XKCD doesn't do it anymore. It's a good thing too, I can't take Etan seriously after his articles on the multiverse. That goes with anyone who spends more than a few minutes thinking about this.
 
2022-02-22 7:49:23 AM  
Black holes in different area codes?
 
2022-02-22 7:52:36 AM  
Better get your

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2022-02-22 8:10:33 AM  
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2022-02-22 8:12:28 AM  
Not to be that guy, but...DNRTFA.

Is the plan to die?  Because ego and Hollywood movies aside we posses little ability to affect anything outside the gravity well.
 
2022-02-22 8:19:31 AM  
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Just strap some engines to the planet and go somewhere else.
 
2022-02-22 8:36:19 AM  
Ludacris already did a song with the solution.

Ludacris - Move B***H (Official Music Video) ft. Mystikal, I-20
Youtube tw429JGL5zo
 
2022-02-22 8:40:37 AM  
And I should have RTFA
 
2022-02-22 9:17:57 AM  

rockymountainrider: Not to be that guy, but...DNRTFA.

Is the plan to die?  Because ego and Hollywood movies aside we posses little ability to affect anything outside the gravity well.


Well....basically. what he says thats completely wrong is that out only hope is to be moved out of the way by another large stellar object. We actually understand the physics required to build a stellar engine that could be fed by the sun and produce enough thrust to move the solar system over tens of thousands of years. We just require dyson sphere level tech to actually make it
 
2022-02-22 9:27:11 AM  

MythDragon: [isitworthwatchinghome.files.wordpress.com image 512x288]
Just strap some engines to the planet and go somewhere else.


Did you ever see the original Gorath? That's exactly what they did. Blew up/melted all the ice in the center of Antarctica and built big-ass fusion rocket engines in the bedrock. I absolutely loved the scene in the original Englished-dubbed version where they offhandedly kill the monster that was released from the ice with industrial laser beams. Then, over the PA systems, "OK, TIME IS WASTING, BACK TO WORK!"

IIRC, that movie made some serious attempts at phlebotinum-fueled science. Gorath is a wandering failed star that is entering the solar system. It's not going to hit the Earth, just totally fark up Earth's orbit. They can't destroy the invading star, so the decide to move the Earth. They have decades to prepare, and that includes moving mass populations to high ground, because - not only have the seas risen from all the melted ice - but the oceans will SLOSH when they fire up the rocket engines at the South Pole. They sort of glossed over how they would actually maneuver Earth, and how to deal with changes in solar heating.
 
2022-02-22 9:35:26 AM  

lifeslammer: rockymountainrider: Not to be that guy, but...DNRTFA.

Is the plan to die?  Because ego and Hollywood movies aside we posses little ability to affect anything outside the gravity well.

Well....basically. what he says thats completely wrong is that out only hope is to be moved out of the way by another large stellar object. We actually understand the physics required to build a stellar engine that could be fed by the sun and produce enough thrust to move the solar system over tens of thousands of years. We just require dyson sphere level tech to actually make it


Ya.  This time I'll say Siegel wrote a fluff article that elbows its way toward clickbait.

I mean... I like thought experiments, but in this case my mind keeps falling back to "eat, drink, fark and be merry for tomorrow shiat gets real goes away!"
 
2022-02-22 9:41:51 AM  
the only sensible course of action, after an unbroken string of billions of years of continued life on our planet, would be to either abandon spaceship Earth, or otherwise resign ourselves to going down with the ship.

That was a long article, just to wrap up with an obvious conclusion.
 
2022-02-22 9:58:28 AM  
I think a lot of his articles are answering questions on his blog. Black holes have been in the news lately, so he probably got asked several versions of the question.

Can't ignore your blog members, no matter how silly the question.
 
2022-02-22 10:18:02 AM  

Lego_Addict: So is Ethan now writing What if articles? Not gonna complain since XKCD doesn't do it anymore.


He's got a new What If book coming out!
 
2022-02-22 10:56:42 AM  

New Farkin User Name: Lego_Addict: So is Ethan now writing What if articles? Not gonna complain since XKCD doesn't do it anymore.

He's got a new What If book coming out!


If you're good at something, never do it for free.
 
2022-02-22 11:17:16 AM  

New Farkin User Name: Lego_Addict: So is Ethan now writing What if articles? Not gonna complain since XKCD doesn't do it anymore.

He's got a new What If book coming out!


Sweet! Love those.
 
2022-02-22 11:19:31 AM  

Harlee: MythDragon: [isitworthwatchinghome.files.wordpress.com image 512x288]
Just strap some engines to the planet and go somewhere else.

Did you ever see the original Gorath? That's exactly what they did. Blew up/melted all the ice in the center of Antarctica and built big-ass fusion rocket engines in the bedrock. I absolutely loved the scene in the original Englished-dubbed version where they offhandedly kill the monster that was released from the ice with industrial laser beams. Then, over the PA systems, "OK, TIME IS WASTING, BACK TO WORK!"

IIRC, that movie made some serious attempts at phlebotinum-fueled science. Gorath is a wandering failed star that is entering the solar system. It's not going to hit the Earth, just totally fark up Earth's orbit. They can't destroy the invading star, so the decide to move the Earth. They have decades to prepare, and that includes moving mass populations to high ground, because - not only have the seas risen from all the melted ice - but the oceans will SLOSH when they fire up the rocket engines at the South Pole. They sort of glossed over how they would actually maneuver Earth, and how to deal with changes in solar heating.


Neat, I've never heard of that flick, and will have to check it out.
 
2022-02-22 11:36:13 AM  

New Farkin User Name: Lego_Addict: So is Ethan now writing What if articles? Not gonna complain since XKCD doesn't do it anymore.

He's got a new What If book coming out!


Pre-ordered as soon as he announced it. Now I just have to wait until September
 
2022-02-22 12:14:42 PM  
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2022-02-22 12:23:34 PM  

Lego_Addict: So is Ethan now writing What if articles? Not gonna complain since XKCD doesn't do it anymore. It's a good thing too, I can't take Etan seriously after his articles on the multiverse. That goes with anyone who spends more than a few minutes thinking about this.


He's got a sequel to "What If?" coming out in the fall.

The webpage is still on Earth-Moon firepole, though.  :-(
 
2022-02-22 12:29:08 PM  

Vitamin_R: Harlee: MythDragon: [isitworthwatchinghome.files.wordpress.com image 512x288]
Just strap some engines to the planet and go somewhere else.

Did you ever see the original Gorath? That's exactly what they did. Blew up/melted all the ice in the center of Antarctica and built big-ass fusion rocket engines in the bedrock. I absolutely loved the scene in the original Englished-dubbed version where they offhandedly kill the monster that was released from the ice with industrial laser beams. Then, over the PA systems, "OK, TIME IS WASTING, BACK TO WORK!"

IIRC, that movie made some serious attempts at phlebotinum-fueled science. Gorath is a wandering failed star that is entering the solar system. It's not going to hit the Earth, just totally fark up Earth's orbit. They can't destroy the invading star, so the decide to move the Earth. They have decades to prepare, and that includes moving mass populations to high ground, because - not only have the seas risen from all the melted ice - but the oceans will SLOSH when they fire up the rocket engines at the South Pole. They sort of glossed over how they would actually maneuver Earth, and how to deal with changes in solar heating.

Neat, I've never heard of that flick, and will have to check it out.


early 1960s japanese sci fi. Make sure you have subtitles on
 
2022-02-22 1:07:28 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: the only sensible course of action, after an unbroken string of billions of years of continued life on our planet, would be to either abandon spaceship Earth, or otherwise resign ourselves to going down with the ship.

That was a long article, just to wrap up with an obvious conclusion.


When reading Ethan's articles, always read the last paragraph first. There's your life hack for today.
 
2022-02-22 1:49:59 PM  
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2022-02-22 9:16:51 PM  
Well, I'm no physicist but I believe it involves eating a lot of spaghetti or something.
 
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