Why don't we just shoot nuclear waste into the sun?

likme
likme

Why don't we just shoot nuclear waste into the sun?

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Poker_Star
Poker_Star

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Playboyize
Playboyize

Not a bad idea

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

why no launch dangerous waste into atmosphere on expensive controlled bomb? With higher than 1% of failure
Why no drop nuclear waste with expensive rock rock
Why no lanch into big bright furnace????

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RavySnake
RavySnake

Because ur mom is too heavy.

StonedTime
StonedTime

right now we (sometimes, when were being good) put nuclear waste deep in the Earth's crust in a permanent tomb
which is actually a really good idea even if it's met with a lot of criticism

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

1% chance of failure

Wow it's fucking nothing

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

I was thinking about this too, but launching stuff is pretty expensive but Spacex is pretty cheap now they would probably be willing to do it.

A better idea though is to just drop it into an open volcano and it will be incinerated and all the radiation particles will be destroyed

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

1. failed launches
2. offsetting earth's speed to make it hit the sun isn't easy

Lunatick
Lunatick

all the radiation particles will be destroyed
how exactly?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Because the rocket could possibly fail and explode in Earth's atmosphere

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girlDog
girlDog

drop it into an open volcano and it will be incinerated and all the radiation particles will be destroyed

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TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Better question. Why don't we just collect all garbage and nuclear waste on earth and send it into a black hole?

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Why aren't we dropping all trash into volcanoes?

StonedTime
StonedTime

If you're serious, one of the big reasons why we don't burn trash (or throw it into a volcano) is because it pollutes the air
Also I'm sure that dropping shit inside a volcando increases the chances of eruption, but I don't really know if it's true

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Because we don't want to turn all trash into CO2, duh.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Of course it's a terrible idea, what happens when moles dig it up, mutate, and now we have a race of radioactive atomic waste worshipping mole-people?

5mileys
5mileys

What if it didn't launch and exploded?

TreeEater
TreeEater

Progress requires taking risks

SniperWish
SniperWish

Fuck Florida tbqh

FastChef
FastChef

Wont adding mass to a burning star especially as dense as nuclear waste.
Especially radioactive shits.
Chance of collapsing a star
Shortening its lifespan
Chance of setting off solar flare
Chance of going off in atmosphere

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

why go through all that trouble when you could just dump it in the ocean

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

1% chance of failure IS HUGE! It's absolutely unacceptable! Imagine if airplanes had a 1% chance of failure. There'd be crashes every single day!

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

1% is low enough that it will literally never happen to you though. I would board an airplane with 10% failure rate and not break a sweat, it's not like cars are much safer than 1% either.

whereismyname
whereismyname

we're talking 0.0000000000000000000001% the mass of the sun

Illusionz
Illusionz

The mass is literally nothing compared to the mass of the sun

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

What do you mean? There are already plans to do exactly this in the future

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

being this retarded

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Launching things into the sun is hard. Like really, really hard

happy_sad
happy_sad

Why send it to the sun? Why dont you just send it far away or to Jupiter.

idontknow
idontknow

Why not launch the heaviest material known to men of which there are millions of tons left into space which has the highest transporting price per kg known to world
With a risk of spreading entire shit over the half the world during a failure
Really makes you think, huh. It is safer and cheaper to dump that shit openly into ocean than that.

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LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

10 pounds of uranium is the same as 10 pounds of feathers dumbass everything is the same heaviness

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

This is bait perfectly crafted just for sci autists.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

are you dumb feathers are way lighter

Illusionz
Illusionz

Besides the "reliability" problem, dropping stuff into the Sun is EXTRMEMLY expensive. It's not like we're throwing it "downhill", You have to kill more than 95% of the Earth's orbital velocity and there's never been a rocket which could do that. It's MUCH cheaper (in term of required delta-vee) to throw garbage out of the Solar System entirely.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Why don't we just shoot nuclear waste into the sun?
Highly cost inefficient payload delivery vehicles are not reliable enough to trust that they wont explode and dump the nuclear waste in the atmosphere

King_Martha
King_Martha

just use on of those rockets the Russians use to bring people to the ISS, those that never fail, not even a single time

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

yeah but probably still highly cost inefficient. I think sending it into the sun is a great idea, but how many tons can one of those rockets send not just into orbit but out the Earth's well altogether?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Yeah, nice, but how much do 10 pounds of Uranium (or Neptunium which is also one of the waste products) take on volume?
A litre bottle filled with Neptunium will weight 20 kilos. Now tell me how much of those bottles will fill into one container and how many containers you need to launch into space and we can talk.
By looking at how many of those containers with that shit we store enjoy getting them all into space.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

it's not like cars are much safer than 1%
crash rate is 1/303 or 0.33%

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

sorry i meant fatal car crash rate

takes2long
takes2long

Because nuclear waste is not a fucking issue and it would be stupidly expensive.

Playboyize
Playboyize

"literally nothing" adds up quickly desu

Emberfire
Emberfire

im pretty sure like 1% of people die in car crashes yet we transport nuclear waste on trucks

whats your agenda shill?

FastChef
FastChef

What ap classes did Veeky Forums take?
I have taken all humanities throughout highschool, along economics and I’m going into physics. My new passion for stem came late, and I’m behind in math.
My schedule for the upcoming fall semester goes
Late start
English 101 / 103 enrolled at community college but at school
Ap stats
Pre-calc
Ap physics B
Ceramics.
Is ap stats a waste of my time? As a physics major should I take ap chem alongside ap physics to start on my sciences?
To clarify I plan to get my AS in mathematics at community then transfer for a physics program elsewhere.
General undergrad prep/ ap thread

Also since I am so behind in math, is a summer program of calc 1 fall calc 2 linear algebra and spring calc 3 differential equations manageable or to much to get into?

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Soft_member
Soft_member

Lol what. Look if you really want to do that focus on mastering calc as well as you can and then go ask if you can take a placement test when entering uni. I went from finishing high school without even taking a math class senior year to taking honors calc 3 at my uni by studying my ass off during my gap year.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

not bothering to tell you what i took, it depends on what schools you plan on going to and what scores they'll accept
ap stat is a waste of time, almost no school ever takes it

not sure what progression you're talking about for your summer program because you worded it weird
after calc 1, take calc 2 and linear algebra. after those, take calc 3 and diffy q's
and no that isn't a hard load at all, it only gets harder after that

make sure your summer program will actually count at whatever uni you're going to, since i don't think there's an AP calc 3 or AP linear algebra

and yeah you'll want to do it if you want to graduate early or double major with something else

cum2soon
cum2soon

Let's spend a whole load of money to shoot some of the rarest and most expensive material on earth into the sun.

Great idea OP!

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

The classes are at community, and it’s working to graduate with an AS in math. Calc 3 linear algebra and diff eq are requiments but that’s really it. Stats isn’t relevant and If it’s not accepted I’m sure I won’t take it then

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

What resources did you use? I was going to just study for the ap calc ab exam and get at least calc 1 credit

TreeEater
TreeEater

launch 100 rockets with nuclear waste
one of those rockets explode, scattering radioactive waste all over a few hundred square miles of area
wow, thank god it was only one rocket

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PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Sure, if we throw an Earth into the sun once every day it would only take 91 fucking years to increase the mass of the sun by 1%.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Then it can't be recycled. It's throwing away scarce resources.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

i mean you'll definitely want to get ahead if you plan on only 2 years of community
also less time spent with faggots who don't know basic math the better

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Then don't launch that many, dumbass

happy_sad
happy_sad

plays the lottery

w8t4u
w8t4u

I don't know about you, but I like the idea of having one of these as a pet

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Emberfire
Emberfire

Why would they even launch the one they know is going to fail?

RumChicken
RumChicken

yet we transport nuclear waste on trucks
in casks designed to withstand crashes, fire, and motherfucking trains:
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youtube.com/watch?v=VzupfyrWiew

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

so lets shoot the trains into space then... its basic stuff if we can shoot a tesla into space we can shoot a train into the sun...

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

the casks probably wouldn't be able to survive a failed rocket launch. The risk of failure is still too high.

Illusionz
Illusionz

I would board an airplane with 10% failure rate and not break a sweat

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