Top Ten Ways to Destroy Earth

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If you were some type of alien and you could destroy Earth with any weapon, mechanism, or any celestial object, then what would be your top ten list of destuctive methods and why?

(By the way, this idea was influenced by History Channel's The Universe)
 
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Also, not sure if this goes in the physics forum but I thought that you could use physics to achieve destruction :roll:
 
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MeteorWayne

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Hi and welcome. I think (at least for now) this would be better off in Ask the Astronomer...it's not really a physics forum subject.

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quantumnumber

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somehow create a giant black hole?? That death would suck.
 
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nimbus":3edbxtf0 said:
Sit back and wait from a distance for a few billion years.
Thats what I was going to say. Clearly the most cost effective way!
 
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Wasn't there a theory that the Earth would be ejected from the solar system rather than engulfed and destroyed by the swelling red giant sun?
 
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Solifugae":3i80pc53 said:
Wasn't there a theory that the Earth would be ejected from the solar system rather than engulfed and destroyed by the swelling red giant sun?
No, we won't be thrown out. The sun will just swell and the earth will get hotter and hotter. There would have to be a stupendously huge force to push us out of the solar system and nothing like that should occur with the swelling of the sun to the red giant phase.
 
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Although the orbit will get larger as the sun loses mass.

The most likely scenario for the earth to be ejected would be if Mercury starts careening about the solar system, which has a small chance of happening before we are incinerated.
 
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thefutureastronomer":2jy7hg5z said:
If you were some type of alien and you could destroy Earth with any weapon, mechanism, or any celestial object, then what would be your top ten list of destuctive methods and why?

(By the way, this idea was influenced by History Channel's The Universe)
If you were an alien into some form of gruesom entertainment with some sort of betting on outcomes, I would give the Al-Queda the capability of sending nukes to the U.S. and then let the aliens bet on how long it would take before every human on earth was killed.
 
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Hey guys I meant for a top ten list, not random ways to destroy Earth. But nice ways to destroy our planet so far. :)
 
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Drive a Mack Truck into it at 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 %c
 
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Boris_Badenov

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Put a great big magnifying glass out at L-1 & fry the Earth with it from there.
 
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MeteorWayne":ngm6fs7o said:
Although the orbit will get larger as the sun loses mass.

The most likely scenario for the earth to be ejected would be if Mercury starts careening about the solar system, which has a small chance of happening before we are incinerated.
Wayne thanks for the information. This was news to me so I read up a bit on the 'interesting' scenarios where mercury's orbit becomes unstable. Pretty cool. I am very dissapointed that this has not made its way into the woo woo sites yet. What a great new way for the earth to end! Heck, there is even some scientific fact in the scenario.
 
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Teru

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Several ways (not in sequences) suggested by me:

1. Continue our exploitation on natural environment.
2. Deny the Earth as "a higher form of lives" - Lives are lives in different levels.
3. Expand our civilization in the current speed.
4. Let our imagination to "grow".
5. Produce pollutions as always.

If you follow this guideline, NASA may "capture" me fifty years later.
Thanks in advance.

Teru Wong
 
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thefutureastronomer":11rwbagw said:
If you were some type of alien and you could destroy Earth with any weapon, mechanism, or any celestial object, then what would be your top ten list of destuctive methods and why?
I would definatley go with the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator EVERY time!
 
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thefutureastronomer":3iessrt5 said:
If you were some type of alien and you could destroy Earth with any weapon, mechanism, or any celestial object, then what would be your top ten list of destuctive methods and why?

(By the way, this idea was influenced by History Channel's The Universe)
1. Transmit designs for simplest, most destructive weapons at your advanced disposal to the whole planet. Wait
2. Lob a medium sized titanium rock on the earth at 1/4 the speed of light.
3. "Teleport" all the religious leaders of the Christians and Muslims off planet (leaving their clothes), with a select group their followers. Project the sound of horns around the world and wait for us to all kill each other.
4. Using lasers, melt Antarctica over the course of 1 week. Let the water table do the job.
5. Biological weapon to kill all insects, or plankton. Wait.
6. Completely fill earth orbit with debris, let us drown ourselves.
7. Sun Shade the earth, wait till whole atmosphere freezes.
8. Reflect enough solar heat to the earth to bring the atmosphere to 100 centigrade. Let the water table do the job.
9. Introduce a drug that makes you profoundly happy, but sterile. Wait.
10 Destroy Jerusalem, Vatican city, and Mecca. Leave to clues to who did it. Wait.
 
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I'm an Alien!!!
I wouldn't destroy the Earth...I would destroy you peons!!! :mrgreen: Anyway, strange matter would be a freaky way to perish. Or a slow agonizing freezing death of the planet.
 
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