Posted: Apr 20, 2017 3:26 am
by lucek
Let us assume we can accelerate Jupiter to a high percentage of the speed of light. Fast enough that any atoms in it's way can't get out of the way and thus would fuse. Then let us aim it at the sun. So the entire mass of Jupiter and an equal mass of the sun undergoes fusion. Back of the envelope calculation puts energy release from the fusion within an order of magnitude of a supernova. I'm assuming that would mean that a shock wave would propagate to the other side of the sun causing more fission and then the sun would undergo an asymmetric explosion resulting in a narrow nova.

Any thoughts beyond this would never work(i know, just a what if).

This was inspired by a book I read today kinda but it's not directly related.