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14th Dec '17 7:54:34 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon'': In the sequel ''The Mare From the Moon'', Celestia initially promises that sheíll do this to Spliced Genome if she proves herself a threat. Later though, she changes her mind when itís pointed out that Splicedís ResurrectiveImmortality, and her [[CameBackStrong adapting to what killed her every time she dies]], will eventually leave her immune to both the sun and to Celestiaís magic, something she decides is too big of a risk.
29th Nov '17 7:55:01 AM theLibrarian
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** There's also SCP-1543, which was used by an earlier iteration of the Foundation to fire everything discovered into the sun, regardless of whether or not it worked. After one incident (an SCP that was a tree that ''fed on energy''), the entire leading council of the Foundation was executed for gross incompetence.
22nd Nov '17 5:59:00 AM Trillium
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''Literature/Shadowmarch''. In one version of the myth describing the gods fighting Kronos expy, gods have trouble harming him, until solar god grabs the Sun and hurls it in his father's face. That works.
7th Nov '17 8:27:16 PM Enchanter468
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Realistically, the Shuttle -- and any manned spacecraft built to date -- has ''nowhere'' near the thrust needed. You'd have to cancel out about 90% of the orbital velocity of the Earth, which takes almost twice as much Δ''v'' as would be required to throw whatever it is ''out of the solar system'' (while we're on the subject, Hurl It Into The Interstellar Void would ''also'' be a pretty good way to dispose of something). 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 any manned spacecraft built to date -- has ''nowhere'' near the thrust needed. You'd have to cancel out about 90% of the orbital velocity of the Earth, which takes almost twice as much Δ''v'' as would be required to throw whatever it is ''out of the solar system'' (while we're on the subject, Hurl It Into The into the Interstellar Void would ''also'' be a pretty good way to dispose of something). 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.)
7th Nov '17 8:22:18 PM Enchanter468
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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 Δ''v'' 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 any manned spacecraft built to date -- has ''nowhere'' near the thrust needed. You'd have to cancel out about 90% of the entire orbital velocity of the Earth, which takes roughly almost twice as much Δ''v'' as would be required to throw whatever it is ''out of the solar system'', which we have so far only managed system'' (while we're on the subject, Hurl It Into The Interstellar Void would ''also'' be a pretty good way to do by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_assist stealing momentum from Jupiter.]] dispose of something). 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]] order[[/note]] (Between those two extremes, you could drop it to Earth from orbit without a heat shield.)
1st Nov '17 6:10:38 PM BobRiddle
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'': In ''Men at Work'', Jimmy tricks [=McSpanky's=] into flying to the sun. However, the lifeless corpse of [=McSpanky's=] survives, allowing it to become an alien spaceship.
18th Oct '17 4:22:52 PM Xtifr
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* In "Giant Killer" by A. Bertram Chandler, [[spoiler:it turns out that "The People" are rats which have gained near-human intelligence through mutation, "The Giants" are humans (though the latter at least is probably obvious to the alert reader), and the "caves" in which they live are the hull of a spaceship. When "The People" become a serious menace to "The Giants", and voiding the air of the ship doesn't kill ''all'' of them, the last surviving "Giant" sends the ship into a star.]]

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* In "Giant Killer" by A. Bertram Chandler, Creator/ABertramChandler, [[spoiler:it turns out that "The People" are rats which have gained near-human intelligence through mutation, "The Giants" are humans (though the latter at least is probably obvious to the alert reader), and the "caves" in which they live are the hull of a spaceship. When "The People" become a serious menace to "The Giants", and voiding the air of the ship doesn't kill ''all'' of them, the last surviving "Giant" sends the ship into a star.]]
9th Oct '17 4:12:13 PM Shadoboy
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* A recurring joke by ''WebAnimation/TomServo3'' in her series [[Literature/ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark "Tom's Terrifying Tales From The Toaster"]]. Usually suggested by [[ThoseTwoGuys Thomas and Alfred]].
--> "Let's throw him in the fire"
--> "Nooo! Let's throw him in The Sun"
26th Sep '17 12:07:02 AM BobRiddle
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* In ''ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader'', [[spoiler: Vader kills Cylo for good by {{Jedi Mind Trick}}ing Cylo's SpaceWhale and sending it flying into the nearest star.]]
24th Sep '17 5:18:16 PM BobRiddle
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* In the finale of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', [[spoiler:Pops sacrifices himself by hurling himself and Anti-Pops into a star, ending their cycle of fighting and saving the entire universe]].
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