# Warren Vonroeschlaub CONTRACT: Destroying the Earth PURPOSE This contra

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Warren Vonroeschlaub
CONTRACT: Destroying the Earth

Organization: Ministry of Silly Walks
From: kv07@IASTATE.EDU (Warren Vonroeschlaub)
Message-ID: 1992Oct21.181652@iastate.edu
Newsgroups: talk.origins,rec.arts.sf.science

PURPOSE

This contract is to achieve the destruction of the earth by allowing it to
enter the Sun's corona.  This will be done by slowing the orbit of the Earth.

METHOD

The Earth shall be stopped in successive steps.  Asteroids and small moons
in
the Solar System will be diverted into the Earth.  As the orbit of the Earth
becomes more elliptical, impacts shall be contnued at the apogee of the orbit,
ensuring the minimal amount of energy needed to slow the motion of the Earth
relative to the Sun.

The first step will be to impact the moon while it is on the trailing edge
of
the Earth, strongly enough to divert it from its current orbit to an orbit
around the Sun.  The drag caused by the retreating moon will help slow the
Earth, and the moon can be impacted with shattering force and used as
Earth-impacting material later.

MATERIALS

The following debris, in space, shall be used to impact the Earth from
space.
Objects that are large enough to shatter the Earth will be split into  smaller
pieces first.

The asteroids:     approximate total mass 7x10^21 kg
The moon:          approximate mass 7x10^22 kg
Other small bodies:depending on choice: 10^16-10^24 kg
Total:             approximate mass of 7.7x10^22 kg

To counteract a kinetic energy of 1.7794 kg m/s the mass of impacting bodies
must be accelerated to 2.311x10^6 m/s, or 0.0077 c.

MODE OF OPERATIONS

This will be achieved by the use of a large number of specially designed
rockets.  A large percentage of the bulk of these engines will be fule tanks
containing water that has been properly sterilized to prevent life from
surviving.  Solar panals will be used to provide energy to dissociating the
hydrogen and oxygen.  The hydrogen and oxygen shall be used as fuel while they
are being produced.  Note that the large amount of water covering the Earth
may
not be enough, but there are always the moons of Saturn.  The use of water
also
has the benefit of reducing the Earths mass.

Drilling and extracting the Earths molten material may be considered as
useful
in reducing the mass also.

Whenever possible, nuclear propulsion shall be used, as it is considerably
more effective.

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