A machine to move the solar system could sound bizarre, but aren’t scientists supposed to be that way? A physicist at the Illinois State University has designed an engine that can theoretically ‘move’ the Sun and hence the objects surrounding it (due to gravitational pull). The physicist has designed a stellar engine called ‘Caplan Thruster,’ which he claims can move the sun 50 light-years in just one million years.
He believes this would save earth from disasters like a supernova or other celestial explosions or asteroid catastrophes.
The design states that the engine will be powered by two nuclear engines wherein one would turn helium from the sun into radioactive oxygen and the other would turn hydrogen into a beam of accelerated particles and fire it back at the sun, ensuring the craft doesn’t fly into the sun’s surface.
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