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22nd Jul '16 8:48:12 AM anza_sb
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Realistically, the Shuttle --and any spacecraft built to date-- has ''nowhere'' near the thrust needed. You'd have to cancel out the entire orbital velocity of the Earth, which takes roughly twice as much delta-vee as would be required to throw whatever it is ''out of the solar system'', which we have so far only managed to do by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_assist stealing momentum from Jupiter.]] In fact, if you had the necessary rocket engine, it would probably be easier, simpler, and cheaper to [[WeaponizedExhaust use it as a blowtorch]].[[note]]... if you've got a rocket engine capable of heating to 15 million kelvins, applying 250 billion bar of pressure, and maintaining that output for billions of years, in which case congratulations are in order [[/note]] (Between those two extremes, you could drop it to Earth from orbit without a heat shield.)

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Realistically, the Shuttle --and -- and any spacecraft built to date-- date -- has ''nowhere'' near the thrust needed. You'd have to cancel out the entire orbital velocity of the Earth, which takes roughly twice as much delta-vee as would be required to throw whatever it is ''out of the solar system'', which we have so far only managed to do by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_assist stealing momentum from Jupiter.]] In fact, if you had the necessary rocket engine, it would probably be easier, simpler, and cheaper to [[WeaponizedExhaust use it as a blowtorch]].[[note]]... if you've got a rocket engine capable of heating to 15 million kelvins, applying 250 billion bar of pressure, and maintaining that output for billions of years, in which case congratulations are in order [[/note]] (Between those two extremes, you could drop it to Earth from orbit without a heat shield.)


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHvR1fRTW8g This]] ''WebVideo/MinutePhysics'' video explains why doing this is actually harder than it's supposed to be. The video also explains some alternate solutions: either go to the outskirts of the Solar System (where the speed to shed is lower) or use gravitational assists to slow down and/or direct the thing into the Sun.
17th Jul '16 10:40:15 AM nombretomado
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* ChuckNorris in ''{{MUGEN}}'' doesn't throw you into the sun. He drops the sun on you for a OneHitKill!

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* ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris in ''{{MUGEN}}'' ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'' doesn't throw you into the sun. He drops the sun on you for a OneHitKill!



* According to [[ChuckNorrisFacts internet meme]], once per year ChuckNorris selects one lucky kid to be thrown into the sun.

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* According to [[ChuckNorrisFacts [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts internet meme]], once per year ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris selects one lucky kid to be thrown into the sun.
12th Jul '16 2:44:06 AM Tron80
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* In the New 52, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} once essentially did this [[spoiler:to ''herself'' to try to get rid of a Red Lantern ring without it killing her.]] It worked.

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* In the New 52, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} once ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' essentially did this [[spoiler:to ''herself'' to try to get rid of a Red Lantern ring without it killing her.]] It worked.
20th Jun '16 8:24:34 AM Tron80
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* In the New 52, Supergirl once essentially did this [[spoiler:to ''herself'' to try to get rid of a Red Lantern ring without it killing her.]] It worked.
* Superman does this to [[spoiler:Ganthet and Mogo]] in ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''. A few years later he does it again, to [[spoiler:Parasite]].

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* In the New 52, Supergirl Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} once essentially did this [[spoiler:to ''herself'' to try to get rid of a Red Lantern ring without it killing her.]] It worked.
* Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} does this to [[spoiler:Ganthet and Mogo]] in ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''. A few years later he does it again, to [[spoiler:Parasite]].
13th Jun '16 12:26:42 PM hullflyer
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*** Which is a really egregious example of GravitySucks.

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*** Which is a really egregious example of GravitySucks.GravitySucks, though of course Superman could have simply flown opposite the direction he was orbiting the sun, in order to cancel his angular momentum until only the sun's gravity was affecting him.
13th Jun '16 2:45:23 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Prey}}'': when Tommy takes control of the Sphere he destroys it by piloting it into the Sun.

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* ''{{Prey}}'': ''VideoGame/Prey2006'': when Tommy takes control of the Sphere he destroys it by piloting it into the Sun.
12th Jun '16 3:32:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the "TreehouseOfHorror X" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer and Bart stow away on a rocket that they think is taking humanity's best and brightest to another planet. It turns out they're actually on a rocket full of the dregs of humanity (including notorious celebrities such as Dr. Laura, Dan Quayle, Ross Perot, Courtney Love, Tom Arnold, Paulie Shore and Rosie O' Donnell), and have been launched towards the Sun. Once Bart and Homer realize their mistake, they open the airlock just to make the end come faster.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In the "TreehouseOfHorror "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror X" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', episode, Homer and Bart stow away on a rocket that they think is taking humanity's best and brightest to another planet. It turns out they're actually on a rocket full of the dregs of humanity (including notorious celebrities such as Dr. Laura, Dan Quayle, Ross Perot, Courtney Love, Tom Arnold, Paulie Shore and Rosie O' Donnell), and have been launched towards the Sun. Once Bart and Homer realize their mistake, they open the airlock just to make the end come faster.
8th May '16 8:17:25 PM PaulA
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* AnneMcCaffrey does this in her ''Literature/{{T|owerAndTheHive}}alents'' series: all the telekinetic Talents in the galaxy temporarily combine into a HiveMind and throw a giant alien war machine into Deneb. Needless to say, the next alien race that approached humanity did so ''very'' cautiously.
* In the ''YoungWizards'' series, Dairine actually chucks a ''black hole'' into the nearest sun.

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* AnneMcCaffrey Creator/AnneMcCaffrey does this in her ''Literature/{{T|owerAndTheHive}}alents'' ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series: all the telekinetic Talents in the galaxy temporarily combine into a HiveMind and throw a giant alien war machine into Deneb. Needless to say, the next alien race that approached humanity did so ''very'' cautiously.
* In the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, Dairine actually chucks a ''black hole'' into the nearest sun.
1st May '16 9:32:54 PM Technetium99
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* In the fourth book of the ''Literature/TheExpanse'' series, Holden disposes of [[spoiler: Detective Miller's protomolecule node]] by strapping it to a reconnaissance probe with a trajectory aimed towards the nearest star.
25th Apr '16 12:39:13 PM Axslayer33
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''Into the fiery orh with ye!''

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''Into the fiery orh orb with ye!''
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