[mythtv-users] [Slightly OT] solar power for all our gadgets

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Mar 10 18:22:45 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 10 March 2009 12:17:39 David Brodbeck wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> > But then again I believe all American spent nuclear material should be
> > launched into space from Cape Kennedy in Florida directed at the sun.
> > If it doesn't work and comes back to Earth the chances of it effecting
> > me are zilch. ;-)
> Obviously you have no idea how much energy it takes to put something in
> an orbit that intercepts the sun.  It would actually be more efficient
> to direct it to Jupiter instead. ;)

It would take the same enerygy as would be required to launch it from the sun 
to our orbit. The delta-V is enormous.

Even to get that much mass into a low earth orbit would be prohibitively 

beww at beww.org

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