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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    • robina david

      robina david

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      @Lindsay Vukanovich you madlad

    • Lindsay Vukanovich

      Lindsay Vukanovich

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    • Lindsay Vukanovich

      Lindsay Vukanovich

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    • Lindsay Vukanovich

      Lindsay Vukanovich

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    • robina david

      robina david

      6 ימים לפני

      Try to imagine his voice into this

  2. Luny Cipres

    Luny Cipres

    3 שעות לפני

    what if our lifespans also start increasing?

  3. prouler playz

    prouler playz

    3 שעות לפני

    Won't we gust get into the orbits of other stars

  4. Luny Cipres

    Luny Cipres

    3 שעות לפני

    so these guys got a whole new concept and paper made for this video?? Respect++

  5. alezo71


    3 שעות לפני

    I just sah mechagodzilla but i dont know if its from Showa or ready player 1

  6. ultimateroblocksgawd


    12 שעות לפני

    “In as little as a million years”

  7. Lawens Saintias

    Lawens Saintias

    12 שעות לפני

    Except the Oort cloud leaving us and some other unknown stuff

  8. Ashish Yadav

    Ashish Yadav

    17 שעות לפני

    07:25 Mew spotted 😍🤩

  9. BluePqtriot228


    23 שעות לפני

    The end of this video concluds with hopes for the future and the next year.... little did they know what would hit them just in a couple months...

  10. Nicky Buccola

    Nicky Buccola

    יום לפני

    We will be able to try again... 2020: Hi I'm the covid 19 allow me to introduce myself.

  11. Everything That exists

    Everything That exists

    יום לפני

    Can I trust this channel?

  12. agastya valisetty

    agastya valisetty

    יום לפני

    i expected a tutorial.

  13. sand_sand


    יום לפני

    "But we can fix it. in a few days, this year will be over, and we'll get to try again" BOY YOU WERE WRONG

  14. Kami sama

    Kami sama

    יום לפני

    7:25 Spot the Mew.

  15. feed my animals 2

    feed my animals 2

    יום לפני

    I want y'all to make a game where everything that y'all talk about here is in the game and we get to f****** play with it that would be cool as hell

  16. Warsrecker


    יום לפני

    It would be weird if we discover alien life by watching a star coming closer :D

  17. Stryfe


    2 ימים לפני

    "How to Move the Sun" Elon musk a few inches later: Theory on you, im into that stuff

  18. PerpendicularFlight5


    2 ימים לפני

    Caplan thruster:*Runs out of fuel* Me: Outta gas

  19. Zarif Muhammad

    Zarif Muhammad

    2 ימים לפני

    Shoots jet at a 1 b degrees earth: gulp

  20. loud mouse

    loud mouse

    2 ימים לפני

    but how are we gonna move the milky way

  21. g like ya cut

    g like ya cut

    2 ימים לפני

    i'm from 2021 btw 2020 sucks it's got covid and quarantine.

  22. Djt3 Mix

    Djt3 Mix

    3 ימים לפני

    5:10 but if the sun go faster than the solar system won,t the sun shoot out of the solar system freezing most planets

  23. Dead.


    3 ימים לפני

    People when this thing is finally built: No! Your gonna eat the sun! stop this! i protest!

  24. FryDayy


    3 ימים לפני

    Once you realize Thanos was already doing this stuff

  25. markkens9


    3 ימים לפני

    Larry Niven: _Bowl Of Heaven_

  26. vincent rosenstengle

    vincent rosenstengle

    3 ימים לפני

    Wait why did the earth have rings in the intro?

  27. Atlantis Esports

    Atlantis Esports

    3 ימים לפני

    Is there ever gonna be a day where all of the planets in the entire Milky Way are aligned

  28. R Gamer

    R Gamer

    3 ימים לפני

    What would be the material used to built the Jet, that's in such a close proximity to the Sun?

  29. Q Anon

    Q Anon

    3 ימים לפני

    That ending didn't age well

  30. patrick perdue

    patrick perdue

    4 ימים לפני

    Little did he know that 2020 had Covid

  31. Zarif Muhammad

    Zarif Muhammad

    4 ימים לפני

    how to fix the world step 1 take a air pumper and inflate earth with air done

  32. Your_data


    4 ימים לפני

    imagine being in a discord call and being like "yo i have high ping, i think i just passed your solar system, i think i'll have to call back in like 4 million years"

  33. Zygimantas Skiezgilas

    Zygimantas Skiezgilas

    4 ימים לפני

    there is not enough meterials to even build that thing

  34. Steven Sandoval

    Steven Sandoval

    4 ימים לפני

    i think you would have been happier there

  35. Sz


    4 ימים לפני

    for a second the ending I thought they were ending this channel I was about to do something crazy.

  36. D0G4 C3M

    D0G4 C3M

    4 ימים לפני

    “Ferb, i know what are we going to do today.”

  37. Fernando Boza

    Fernando Boza

    4 ימים לפני

    Mew at 7:27

  38. Cool ULook

    Cool ULook

    5 ימים לפני

    *“a roller staking rink with drunk toddlers.”*

  39. Μάρκος Κυλιακούδης

    Μάρκος Κυλιακούδης

    5 ימים לפני

    what if we use stellar engine to go to another local group of galaxies?

  40. eddie from the supervoid

    eddie from the supervoid

    5 ימים לפני

    we should take the solar system, and _PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE!_

  41. Takeshi Kovacs

    Takeshi Kovacs

    5 ימים לפני

    It Reminds me of the HALO Rings

  42. Spacedust


    5 ימים לפני

    rip the cute creature falling in the star..

  43. Exclema


    5 ימים לפני

    If mumbo jumbo was a space scientist:

  44. Piotr Genderka

    Piotr Genderka

    6 ימים לפני


  45. robina david

    robina david

    6 ימים לפני

    Welcome to 12021

  46. Roberta Fernandes

    Roberta Fernandes

    6 ימים לפני

    garbage ide

    • Roberta Fernandes

      Roberta Fernandes

      5 ימים לפני

      @Thunder-Hedge what does shush mean

    • Thunder-Hedge


      5 ימים לפני

      @Roberta Fernandes aye shush!

    • Roberta Fernandes

      Roberta Fernandes

      6 ימים לפני

      @Bob Smith no idiot

    • Bob Smith

      Bob Smith

      6 ימים לפני

      Just like you.

  47. Dawn Roman

    Dawn Roman

    6 ימים לפני

    him saying 2020 will be better

  48. FoxHawkPvP


    6 ימים לפני

    1:28 I love how the surface of mercury is almost gone.

  49. Raphael Rogers

    Raphael Rogers

    6 ימים לפני

    Why dont you make the game that you showed when you were demonstrating the stellar engine

  50. Seetiyan


    6 ימים לפני

    The scope of this is blowing my mind. I glimpsed the vast size of the cosmos and I need to go sit down and close my eyes for a while to recover.

  51. Julianne Llanes

    Julianne Llanes

    7 ימים לפני

    "drunk toddlers"😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  52. younes bell

    younes bell

    7 ימים לפני

    ahhhh here comes 12020

  53. Alexander Sanchez

    Alexander Sanchez

    7 ימים לפני

    The world is screwed up but we can fix it 2020:NOW THAT IS WHERE YOUR WRONG I'M 2020 AND MY BOI THE CORONAVIRUS!

  54. Khalid Khalifah Dandry

    Khalid Khalifah Dandry

    7 ימים לפני

    Cool i liked this video if we can dodge from supernova with caplan thrusther and we will safe enough from deadly supernova and asteroid

  55. Kyle Willis

    Kyle Willis

    7 ימים לפני

    What do you mean 12,2019 and 12,2020?

  56. Clancy Riley

    Clancy Riley

    7 ימים לפני

    We actually need to build one of those I think but Technology isn’t good enough yet to build one of those

  57. chuckschilling


    8 ימים לפני

    Utter foolishness. It would be more reasonable/realistic to believe humanity will just develop magic powers.

  58. Brooksbros Gaming

    Brooksbros Gaming

    8 ימים לפני

    I KNOW somebody is going to do this sometime later

  59. Thạnh Phạm

    Thạnh Phạm

    8 ימים לפני

    Jupiter grows to create the Sun The Earth is about to have 2 Suns

  60. Lol Lol

    Lol Lol

    8 ימים לפני

    0:23 HOLD UP!!

  61. Angga_jlh


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  62. Joshemon 360

    Joshemon 360

    8 ימים לפני

    Redstone engineers: *just use a piston plane dude*

  63. Prasanna Lakshmi Jetty

    Prasanna Lakshmi Jetty

    9 ימים לפני

    ‘Radioactive oxygen.’ Me: I don’t like the sound of that…

  64. RaylanLevin Lumibao

    RaylanLevin Lumibao

    9 ימים לפני

    Does really accelerated hydrogen in a particle accelerator can actually push a star that is more than 90% the mass of our solar system?

    • harshvardhan singh

      harshvardhan singh

      6 ימים לפני

      It doesnt have to push it , it has to have enough thrust to balance the engine so it doesnt fall in , with that it will slowly be transfering the overall thrust to the sun.

  65. Kevin Da Silva

    Kevin Da Silva

    9 ימים לפני

    basically super nomads

  66. Chortal Chungas

    Chortal Chungas

    9 ימים לפני

    I hate to break it to you, but 2020 doesent get better

  67. Göran Ingesson

    Göran Ingesson

    9 ימים לפני

    i like when a video says HOPE 2020 WILL BE BETTER! And i just sit there thinking of how wrong they where lol

  68. Azeroth_The_Wise


    9 ימים לפני

    8:20 boy were we wrong

  69. just nothing

    just nothing

    9 ימים לפני

    I have a question: if the sun is moving and all the planets with it. it can have a effect on the planets or there will be a massive meteor belt and it could hit the planets an cause many land marks with it and the sun will also grow with it. it will gain mass overtime and grow larger or the sun will swallow the dusts or it could be getting bigger . the dyson sphere could be sucked by the sun and there are many risks of this.

  70. Pantasy242


    10 ימים לפני

    i was today years old when i realised the buildings at 7:19 are duck shaped

  71. Ian Hogben

    Ian Hogben

    10 ימים לפני

    One word to describe humanity ambitious

  72. Chicken on a Raft

    Chicken on a Raft

    10 ימים לפני

    You mean 2019.

  73. Eugene


    10 ימים לפני

    Imagine writing papers on imaginary scify tech xD

  74. Nhica Papasin

    Nhica Papasin

    11 ימים לפני

    Milky way

  75. Martha Martha

    Martha Martha

    11 ימים לפני

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  76. Godwill Galit

    Godwill Galit

    11 ימים לפני


  77. Spoogetttie Is coool

    Spoogetttie Is coool

    11 ימים לפני




    11 ימים לפני

    It could heat up colder planets then that’ll let us colonize those planets

  79. explore page

    explore page

    12 ימים לפני

    We need to be thinking about moving mars on the opposite side of our orbit in the better part of the habitable zone

  80. Tonda Dvornicenko

    Tonda Dvornicenko

    12 ימים לפני

    Problem would occur, if the concentrated sun light would have hit some planet in our Solar system. It would be able to burn it down to ashes (in case of gas giants probably heat them up so much, that they would massively expand or some atomic reactions would start). If anyone is more educated in physics, could they please correct me in case i messed up? Same for English grammar, sorry for possible mistakes

    • harshvardhan singh

      harshvardhan singh

      6 ימים לפני

      They said cause of this reason , they can only place these thrusters on the poles of the sun so planets dont get burned up.

  81. Robert Anthony

    Robert Anthony

    12 ימים לפני

    This follows the same logic when Patrick suggested moving Bikini Bottom by pushing it xD

  82. King Slushie101

    King Slushie101

    12 ימים לפני

    Could you have possibly multiple Caplin thrusters running at once?

  83. Soli Deo Gloria

    Soli Deo Gloria

    12 ימים לפני

    Yea lets build a giant mirror that is bigger than the earth and sun, no problem

  84. Daniel


    12 ימים לפני


  85. nanorider426


    12 ימים לפני

    2:20 Wall-Eeeeeeeee!

  86. doodlands added parts 2!!!!!!!!!

    doodlands added parts 2!!!!!!!!!

    12 ימים לפני

    It is 12021!

  87. Goto M

    Goto M

    13 ימים לפני

    Why have I been thinking this way for thirty years, and only just found this site?

  88. Joshua Asplund

    Joshua Asplund

    13 ימים לפני

    Watching in 2021 we all know how that turned out 8:27

  89. Unknown AssBurger

    Unknown AssBurger

    13 ימים לפני

    I mean i like the idea but where could a human ever get their hands on that much material. Looks like the structure is larger than earth. would that be some kind of mining in asteroids or entirely different planets?

    • Iliya Moradi Birgani

      Iliya Moradi Birgani

      10 ימים לפני

      Yeah. I think so Basically you would need to be a type 2 civilization that can access the whole Solar system and build mega structures such as a Dyson sphere .

  90. Sujal Bokshi

    Sujal Bokshi

    14 ימים לפני

    Bye bye I'm in 2021 NOW!

    • Sujal Bokshi

      Sujal Bokshi

      14 ימים לפני

      Not in 2019 or 2020

  91. Xlightzapx And more

    Xlightzapx And more

    14 ימים לפני


  92. Wyatt Anderson

    Wyatt Anderson

    14 ימים לפני

    Idea for a story: We detect a solar system traveling directly at us, and we need to build a caplan thruster to escape it, but at the end we find out that the solar system was aliens trying to reach us with their caplan thruster.

  93. Super Luigi Bros Animations

    Super Luigi Bros Animations

    14 ימים לפני

    Lol he turned the flashlight on and he fell into the sun so hilarious 🤣

  94. Izz Airell

    Izz Airell

    14 ימים לפני

    *Skating rink full of drunk toddlers.* Maybe I am a *drunk toddler* .

  95. Tiler Green

    Tiler Green

    14 ימים לפני

    Can we use all this brain power to first eliminate poverty and greed. I would love to see my 2000 years plus generations of the future without the above.

  96. 阿海Sea Bread

    阿海Sea Bread

    15 ימים לפני

    Humans: Alright we finished building Caplan thruster time to test it out! (H jet somehow blows up Sun, Death Star style) Also Humans: Oh no...

  97. Lukman Ibrahim

    Lukman Ibrahim

    15 ימים לפני

    If we paused at 2:20, it's Wall E in space!

  98. Laroche Bogar

    Laroche Bogar

    15 ימים לפני

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  99. maria lena

    maria lena

    15 ימים לפני

    The damaged sphynx separately mourn because stool roughly squeak around a loose card. scattered, standing antelope

  100. Dagob


    16 ימים לפני

    "we only need to move the sun , and the other stuff is glued to it by gravity" the moment i knew these people don't know what they are talking about