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?

13 Answers

  • Justin
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    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.

  • 1 year 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.

  • 1 year ago

    Muggles are lazy

  • What for?

    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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  • User
    Lv 7
    1 year 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

  • 1 year ago

    the same reason you cant grow up little troll

  • 1 year ago

    Because we are short on our supply of dilithium.

  • Anonymous
    1 year 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.

  • 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.

  • 1 year 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.

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