Posted: May 09, 2017 1:40 am
by lucek
james1v wrote:I suspect, the worse thing that would happen is, the sun may have a slight tummy upset, and burp.

That was my initial thought too. The sun is orders of magnitude bigger then Jupiter. Just accounting for the kinetic energy of at say .1% C the sun would just sit there even at 1% the sun would just have a bad day. but at the speeds we are talking about fusion is far more likely. If a large percent of Jupiter mass fuses with atoms in the sun then the resulting explosion would be much more energy then just the kinetic energy alone.