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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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Пре годину
This was our last video for the year 12019 of the Human Era. And what a year it was. So much stuff happened everywhere. To so many different people. Calendars and holidays are just imaginary but they help us to cut our lives into pieces that our brains can handle. We are leaving 12019 behind with a weird mixture of disillusion and hope. The world is screwed up. But we can fix it. In a few days this year will be over. And we all get to try again. Thank you for watching our videos and for sticking around for so many years. See you all in 12020.
George, you know, THE George, yeah that's me.
George, you know, THE George, yeah that's me. Пре 3 дана
Here before max replies
VLADIMIR ANDRIESCU
VLADIMIR ANDRIESCU Пре месец
Ok
C D
C D Пре 2 месеца
Stay in 2019. 2020 sucks even more 😭
•PUNCHYPANDORA53•
•PUNCHYPANDORA53• Пре 3 месеца
I miss that year
Majid Sanji
Majid Sanji Пре 3 месеца
i'm watching all of your videos and you should come back because i'm translating your videos for my people in my country
Bubbles
Bubbles Пре сат
taking the solar system with us on our journey is just epic, but eventually, the sun would die and we would need a new solar system to fly around
William Davis
William Davis Пре 2 сата
Escaping the earth’s gravity requires Mach 33. If the planets of our solar system are being pulled along with the sun what does it take to escape the pull of the suns gravity?
Me
Me Пре 6 сати
Why was there a mew
The Mister Darknight
The Mister Darknight Пре 8 сати
Type lll civilization: So, you have chosen, death
Kyle Joseph Crespo
Kyle Joseph Crespo Пре 9 сати
What if we take _the solar system_ and *PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE?*
Ruler World
Ruler World Пре 10 сати
I feel hopeful, but saddened knowing that humans will never live to even start building such things
Tate Legge
Tate Legge Пре 17 сати
How futuristic galactic wars will be fought, Sun Rockets.
DreamSequenceYT
DreamSequenceYT Пре 19 сати
HMMMMM maybe we can distorbit earth
Brain Up With Maths By Ranon
Brain Up With Maths By Ranon Пре 22 сата
Thank you Kurzgesagt. You are my favorite science youtube channel. And the music is also wonderful.
Zaddis
Zaddis Пре 23 сата
Caplan thruster sounds so good off the tongue, I hope that gets used if we do this kind of thing!
Patryk Piotrowski
Patryk Piotrowski Пре дан
It doesn't make sence.
vikas3214
vikas3214 Пре дан
I like stellar engine
SLOAN
SLOAN Пре дан
IN THIS EPISODE OF TOP GEAR I'M GONNA DRIVE OUR SUN INTO THE SUPER BLACK HOLE WHILE HAMMOND AND JAMES TRY TO STOP ME WITH THEIR SUNS!
TheLunarNova
TheLunarNova Пре дан
7:25 did no one else see the mew
Zhenny Jacksmith
Zhenny Jacksmith Пре дан
The brainy wrinkle markedly inject because shirt prospectively steer round a helpless iran. idiotic, thoughtful hedge
needs help
needs help Пре дан
Loved the little cowboy bebop reference near the end haha
Laksamana Suhendra
Laksamana Suhendra Пре дан
yeah sure, making a spaceship is awesome but turning the entire solar system into a spaceship is more awesome
Kate VDM
Kate VDM Пре дан
think you mean 2019
LightningSoundBoosterPlayz
LightningSoundBoosterPlayz Пре дан
Meanwhile Some Other Alien Races Out there go war with other races just to know that Humanity just made their entire solar system a space ship
jencorcorson
jencorcorson Пре 2 дана
Hmm, so long 12019...welcome 12020?!?!
Stephen Jacobs
Stephen Jacobs Пре 2 дана
I tripped and fell down the RStoolss rabbit hole and here I am lol
UNDERTAKER0625 plays Any thing
UNDERTAKER0625 plays Any thing Пре 2 дана
1:03
Wojciech Sobolewski
Wojciech Sobolewski Пре 2 дана
2:20 That guy was so happy when he turned on the flashlight.... Should have pointed it towards the Sun...
Jorge Andres Buelvas Luna
Jorge Andres Buelvas Luna Пре 2 дана
4:35 F for that floating car
Milenier
Milenier Пре 2 дана
i love the fact that we got potential technology for planning millions of years ahead of time, yet we are being chased by technology of our last 2 centuries.
Greg Gear
Greg Gear Пре 2 дана
I need more weed
segsuc
segsuc Пре 2 дана
I like how exciting he was about 2020.
NightwishTarja
NightwishTarja Пре 2 дана
hi everyone, from year of our Lord 12021:D our lord THE SCIENCE
Batamgalan Erdn
Batamgalan Erdn Пре 2 дана
*I* *USE* *THE* *SUN* *TO* *MOVE* *THE* *SUN*
Juan Miguel Salinas
Juan Miguel Salinas Пре 3 дана
hey if we can make this kind of stuff we can pass the dwarf thats a good thing
Seth Carrothers
Seth Carrothers Пре 3 дана
These videos give me hope for our future.
Doge scientist
Doge scientist Пре 3 дана
i like the quality at the start
Tony Rasa
Tony Rasa Пре 3 дана
A star moving in the 'wrong direction' or even changing course would be a dead giveaway in The Dark Forest though, right?
Zhen Jiang
Zhen Jiang Пре 3 дана
The determined cheek formerly scatter because gateway conclusively snore underneath a recondite fang. dusty, magnificent shrimp
S1imple
S1imple Пре 3 дана
the word *drunk toddlers* ...
katlego masoeu
katlego masoeu Пре 3 дана
The Government rn: *BREATH IN* mine
The Lord of Ducks
The Lord of Ducks Пре 3 дана
7:20 Until now, I realize that these three structures are actually the Kurzgesagt Birds, but as futuristic buildings
Alvaro Rodriguez Perez
Alvaro Rodriguez Perez Пре 3 дана
8:21 HAH
Dayrius Tong
Dayrius Tong Пре 3 дана
Mercury: SUFFERING
Jofus002
Jofus002 Пре 3 дана
"Hopefully we will get to try again next year... in 2020..." We all know how that went
Ian Buchanan
Ian Buchanan Пре 3 дана
I won’t a Stella engine/Caplin thruster
Kamil525
Kamil525 Пре 3 дана
"we're leaving year 2019 with hope" um.
Devonne Williams
Devonne Williams Пре 3 дана
Say hello to my intercept Stellar engine
Blue Earl
Blue Earl Пре 3 дана
Those who will experience it are probably super lucky. If RStoolss is still alive after millions of years remember me!!! too bad we wont get to experience it :((
RC Idiots
RC Idiots Пре 4 дана
I love all the references in these videos
AlfRed Brendan
AlfRed Brendan Пре 4 дана
Moving the whole Solar System means that humanity will have reached a type 2 civilization. But I'm afraid we'll be wiped away earlier, probably because of our own actions
Brick by Brick
Brick by Brick Пре 4 дана
8:10 I think you'd rather have 2019 than 2020...
Xavier Barker
Xavier Barker Пре 4 дана
Captions: *Snazzy Kurzgesagt Music Plays* Deaf People: └|∵┌| |┐∵|┘
Shaquanna
Shaquanna Пре 4 дана
More like a skating ring filled with drunk toddlers Edit: after I made this I noticed somebody else commented the same thing so the reply section doesn't need to be a warzone
Jack Dobbie
Jack Dobbie Пре 4 дана
what's stopping the Caplan thruster from turning the solar system to a sinder?
dhan thapa
dhan thapa Пре 4 дана
How could you build the mirror you would run out of materials?
Garrett Crummett
Garrett Crummett Пре 5 дана
We take the solar system and PUSH it SOMEWHERE ELSE!
Garrett Crummett
Garrett Crummett Пре 5 дана
PUSH!
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oOoOoOoO AaAaAaA Пре 5 дана
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Wasif Ali
Wasif Ali Пре 5 дана
why cant we combine the both stellar engines ?
Joshua Sams
Joshua Sams Пре 5 дана
Because the shkadov thruster would get in the way of the dyson sphere/swarm
Mr. Clorox
Mr. Clorox Пре 5 дана
Sun is a deadly laser? Shoot it with deadly laser.
Colin Phang
Colin Phang Пре 5 дана
12020 is a trap!!! Go back!!!
Bryce Grounds
Bryce Grounds Пре 5 дана
Hey AllahI know what we’re gonna do today
Osian Shirley
Osian Shirley Пре 6 дана
But if you only move the sun and not everything around it, won't everything on the side that it's moving towards fall into it?
Dorian Havilliard
Dorian Havilliard Пре 6 дана
Year “12019” ??
Joshua Sams
Joshua Sams Пре 5 дана
Kurzgesagt has a thing where they refer to the years as 12020 instead of 2020.
Thạnh Phạm
Thạnh Phạm Пре 6 дана
Science stupid Science stupid Science doesn't know. Positrons × and electrons -- rotate very rapidly after 46 billion years of creating the Hercules - Corona borealis Greatwall. So the core of the Hercules - Corona borealis Greatwall very quickly like A super large electric turbine that produces super large electrical energy Every second Hercules - Corona borealis Greatwall emits 2400 billion billion tons photons, move circle at light speed return to its original position after 93 billion years, so it pushed the entire universe to spin
MattsLegoChannel
MattsLegoChannel Пре 6 дана
NASA: take notes!! NASA: fuck yes!
IronDoorTrap
IronDoorTrap Пре 6 дана
Me, confused as to how big the Caplain thruster is:
ducks and garry
ducks and garry Пре 4 дана
Me to mah man
Em trish
Em trish Пре 6 дана
I'm about to say something dumb but if the hydrogen jet keeps the balance of the thruster wouldn't the mean the jet is as powerful as the engine?
Jerry Spikes
Jerry Spikes Пре 6 дана
The fretful environment universally pump because hydrogen focally offend forenenst a idiotic volleyball. tangible, bustling jewel
Vikas Sardana
Vikas Sardana Пре 6 дана
We could build a stellar engine
Mthoko M. Mpofana
Mthoko M. Mpofana Пре 6 дана
Just chuckling at the fact that I, initially, thought this was just about a sun-powered spaceship... how you just going to move a whole solar system? 😅
The Smol Gay Cinnamon Roll
The Smol Gay Cinnamon Roll Пре 3 дана
big boi engine
Mars Cat
Mars Cat Пре 6 дана
"Nothing in the universe is static" But there's static all around, it's called electricity
Erick k
Erick k Пре 6 дана
7:26 mew
lankpost
lankpost Пре 6 дана
Hold up! Did he say drunk toddlers?
NowAlex
NowAlex Пре 6 дана
yeah, but would this have any effects on us? like wouldnt we notice the "sudden" change in direction or speed?
NowAlex
NowAlex Пре 6 дана
@Em trish nah i mean moving the solar system, like we dont feal earths movement cause we got used to it, but what if we suddenly start moving the earth in a new direction?
Em trish
Em trish Пре 6 дана
I can imagine that by the time the helium reaches us it wont be dense enough to do harm and the magnetic field could block some of it off
Arch Trench
Arch Trench Пре 6 дана
sun verry dense not work
Arch Trench
Arch Trench Пре 6 дана
but how are we gonna build a giant mirror half our solar system
Kraui
Kraui Пре 6 дана
i dont know why but im dying because he said at the end 12019 instead 2019
d powermemes
d powermemes Пре 6 дана
We gaan andere sterren koloniseren
Atul Kumar
Atul Kumar Пре 6 дана
So you're assuming that the sun's surface is not gonna be penetrated by the forward thruster. I mean it's possible that all that energy beams inside to the other side, like a needle passing through a cloth. The engine would collapse then
Nothing
Nothing Пре дан
The sun is extremely dense. I’m pretty sure these guys know what there talking about
KNIFEGUY1701
KNIFEGUY1701 Пре 6 дана
Oop, guess it's time for an existential crisy
imma poisonyou
imma poisonyou Пре 6 дана
Anyone’s curious about the two other stellar engines?
Higgins_123
Higgins_123 Пре 6 дана
We have a hard enough time doing anything about climate change while it's happening. I don't know if we're gonna be able to plan 100-1000,000 years in advance..
AlexZitao0
AlexZitao0 Пре 6 дана
that message at the end aged poorly
Mark Joseph Mendez
Mark Joseph Mendez Пре 7 дана
but what if we encountered something more massive than our sun and our planet got attracted to it?
Endy
Endy Пре 7 дана
At the end he said let’s fix up earth Me living in 2021 👁👄👁
Warhammered
Warhammered Пре 7 дана
That mirror concept is confusing. How is it supposed to encourage the sun to move? The way it is shown here looks like the light particles and radiation will bounce off it and push the mirror and the sun away from each other.
PHAZER6 Gaming
PHAZER6 Gaming Пре 7 дана
Lol turn on the captions on the intro music
David Acosta
David Acosta Пре 7 дана
I love that there are 10 million people that think similar to me, let's spreed our knowledge and help raise the collective intelligence up and beyond
Filip Pietruczuk
Filip Pietruczuk Пре 7 дана
great
kingcobra 2013
kingcobra 2013 Пре 7 дана
Him: everything follows the sun by gravity Me in universe sandbox: oh really?
Chris Heyl
Chris Heyl Пре 7 дана
Dream be like: 4:18
Mahbub Rahman
Mahbub Rahman Пре 7 дана
7:26 mew
Fakeify
Fakeify Пре 8 дана
aliens: congrats on becoming a type 3 civilization humans: YOU still EXIST!?
Yugeindrah Ravi
Yugeindrah Ravi Пре 8 дана
This is one of my favorite videos!
Exc4libur
Exc4libur Пре 8 дана
This could make a great movie
Dee Nell
Dee Nell Пре 8 дана
These hypotheticals are a waste of time. We cannot build more materials than what is on Earth. We cannot build anything bigger than Earth. Now we talking about the Sun? No..
Rin Bañares
Rin Bañares Пре 7 дана
@Dee Nell "Theoretically, anything is possible" Are you even hearing what you are saying? This is like saying that a dog can be a cat if there is enough resources to do a thing. Any imagined theory is only plausible if there is ENOUGH research based data that can backup the points presented in the concept. 𝗔𝗻𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 less than that can be debunked by a 7 year old. Think before you write/speak.
Rin Bañares
Rin Bañares Пре 7 дана
@Dee Nell You don't have to insist yourself in believing that it is possible because it is a HYPOTHETICAL scenario. The video was only explaining what would happen if it indeed were to happen. Did the video said we have enough resources to do that? Was there any particulars that mankind care enough to do such actions? 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗜𝗦 𝗡𝗢. So there's no point in bragging about your incapacitated borderline fantasy about "haVINg EnoUgH CApAbIliTies and ReSoURces" because you're sounding like a total high school drop out.
Rin Bañares
Rin Bañares Пре 7 дана
@Dee Nell Come back when you realize what a hypothesis means.
Dee Nell
Dee Nell Пре 7 дана
@Rin Bañares Something to understand.. Some things are possible but will never happen. Theoretically, anything is possible. Does man have the capabilities and the resources? Anything beyond Earth is a no. Millions of Earths fit into the Sun. The number of atoms required to move the Sun is more than the atoms on Earth. We cannot build something to move the sun. Now, if you wanna understand something that wont ever be done, go ahead smart guy..
Dee Nell
Dee Nell Пре 7 дана
@Rin Bañares You dont have to comprehend something that can never happen. It's a waste of time. And thanks for playing today's version of keyboard tough guy dumbass..
Stephan Peel
Stephan Peel Пре 8 дана
There will probably be a point where humans will live for hundreds of years, and so we will hopefully start thinking about the future more as they will be part of it.
Abhishek Vijayan
Abhishek Vijayan Пре 8 дана
Is it right to assume everything in solar system will move with the sun ? In the current stellar configuration, yes. But if we end up closer to some other star, can't it possibly pull out some planets from solar system due to its own gravity ?
SIR ISAAC
SIR ISAAC Пре 8 дана
7:26 I just realized at the bottom right Is that a pokemon I think it's a pokemon
der.Schtefan
der.Schtefan Пре 8 дана
The ending to this video did not age well. Writing this from 12021.
Poke Gamer
Poke Gamer Пре 8 дана
8:20, it's gonna get more screwed up don't you worry
Alex Le
Alex Le Пре 8 дана
caplan thruster: completed earth: finally! here we g- the huge exhaust fumes in the illustration: bonjuor
Lemuel Lubanga
Lemuel Lubanga Пре 8 дана
Because of you i got an A+ in my bio test Thanks
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