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by andykhang
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Connecting the earth to the sun via portal.
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

Re: Connecting the earth to the sun via portal.

Could you specified those detail, one-by-one? Like what would happen with each of those?

Also I think that it's act like a wormhole or something...
by andykhang
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

...So what type would work the best?
by andykhang
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

The situation applied only to one lensed though, multiple of those concentrate into a point would still work fine. I'm not saying to build 1 gigantic one in the first place
by andykhang
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Connecting the earth to the sun via portal.
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

Connecting the earth to the sun via portal.

Assuming I want to destroy the earth via a portal that would connect the sun and the earth (thus, closening it physical distance in space-time) to destroy it via tide different. Just how big would it need to be, in order for it to work?
by andykhang
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Death ray from above.

Suppose I have an absurd amount of nanomachine in my hand with perfect control to each and every one of them (through dubious mean). I was having an intention to create a death ray from above, using the sun ray, concentrated by water droplet in the sky to converge them into a beam capable of heating...
by andykhang
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"
Replies: 43
Views: 6138

Re: 1747: "Spider Paleontology"

So roughly a couple thousand year or two...Holy crap, if people thousands of year from the future find spider to be like that, just how on earth would we recognize a dinosaur when we travelled dozen millions of year into the past?
by andykhang
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So 10 kg of antimatter wouldn't be enough...Exurb1a have lie to me!!!

And if you want civilization ending though, just drop that 10kg into the atmosphere and it would relatively be enough to blast a hole in the ozone layer, cooking human alive.
by andykhang
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

10 kg of antimatter

What happen if you put 10 kg of antimatter into the core of the earth:

1. Through a straight, vacuumed hole into the center?

2. Instantly through a 1 way portal?

And what would you do, personally, to destroy the earth with the above?
by andykhang
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Freeze the Air

Well, the only thing left on my mind right now is the effect of space dust colliding with the surface now that the atmosphere is gone, but I will ask another question:

What happen if you suck 1 ton of air out of the atmosphere and turn it into a giant ice ball in short interval, like said, 2 seconds?
by andykhang
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: planetery's core question
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

planetery's core question

Since the intense pressure acted upon against the core is making it radiating heat and glow up brighter than a chirstmas tree (if we could see them), could the earth actually lose mass over the heat they radiated from?
by andykhang
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

isn't the pole would have the wildest range of temperature? Especially since the atmosphere would probably gone and heat get evenly distributed.

Hopefully one day this will get into the main Whatif page.
by andykhang
Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

What about the pole though? And also the core of the planet that withstand massive stress?
by andykhang
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

What about the fracture that come from the different of heat from both side though (and probably the tide)? Since everything is made of glass already, there would be no asmosphere too. And what about the natural concentration of light as some distance due to it bend when go through it?
by andykhang
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

What about just Earth alone though, the Sun shouldn't be affected then.
by andykhang
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

OOhhhh.... Then how about both of these senario?

I don't know, something that have to do with basically transforming them into a giant, transparent disco ball in the vastness of the galaxy. There would seriously be some interesting light pattern (not to mention the physics...)
by andykhang
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

I just ask for the entire planet to suddenly be made of glass. What does mass and volume do?
by andykhang
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Science-based what-if questions

The glass, I'm replying to the above. What would happen with each of those type.
by andykhang
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Glass Planet

What about all of them?

And... Seriously?
by andykhang
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Glass planet.

What happen if suddenly everything on earth is made of crystal clear glass?

Bonus question: What about the Solar System, the galaxy?
by andykhang
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Core orbiting planet.

Then what happen when the core:

1. Is barely out of it Roche limit.

2. At the moon orbit.

Which came first though?

Edit; Also, what happen if it crashed into the earth?
by andykhang
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Core orbiting planet.

What would happen with the core itself though? Would being a giant ball of metal in the sky being bombarded by radiation and EM wave have any effect on it and the Earth?
by andykhang
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: 2600 km in 1/30 second.

...I'm kinda confused about what you're saying here.
by andykhang
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: Core orbiting planet.

Since when does "Apocalysptic terror" became "no more GO"? :) Though yeah, I would predict that in the first few minute, the remnant of the magnetic's power will at least pry the electronic system right of the bat, if the sun isn't already doing so. The Pokemon GO would be long g...
by andykhang
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Core orbiting planet.

What would happen if the core of Earth suddenly disappear and now in a stable orbit with the Earth?
by andykhang
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: A comet's journey to the center of the earth
Replies: 5
Views: 2427

A comet's journey to the center of the earth

Supposedly you open a portal, big enough for an asteroid to go through, directly to the center of the earth.You know what up, so what would happen with a 1km in diameter? How about 10,100?
by andykhang
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: 2600 km in 1/30 second.

^In that case, the damage would spread out even more, so it's not like it can't be importance.
by andykhang
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: 2600 km in 1/30 second.

@ Eebster the Great: But according to your calculation, that would make the braking distance to be 650 km (no friction), which mean 2600 km would become 2600 + 650*2= 3900km, if you also count the acceleration needed to start. If you want to be exact, either making the braking distance to be waaaaay...
by andykhang
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: 2600 km in 1/30 second.

At a measly 26% of light speed, you're not getting fusion with the air, or many relativistic effects at all (gamma is a bit under 1.04, compared to 2.29 for the baseball). That isn't to say it won't be terribly destructive, but unlike the baseball we don't really need to worry about nuclear or rela...
by andykhang
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: 2600 km in 1/30 second.

Continuous nuclear explosions along the path. The equivalent of a Hiroshima bomb every few hundred meter. The gamma radiation from the air fusing with the front bits of the unfortunate one will tear the rest of them apart. For more details extensive testing is required which I would strongly prefer...
by andykhang
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: 2600 km in 1/30 second.

If what would happen during the 2600km trip on the curvature of the earth is similar to What if 1, what is the scale of destruction we're talking about here?
by andykhang
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: 2600 km in 1/30 second.

A person of about 60kg.
by andykhang
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Re: 2600 km in 1/30 second.

I got more specific question though:

actually going through 2600 km in 1/30 second.

Going along the curve line of the earth.

Suddenly stop at the end...on the earth
by andykhang
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 413
Views: 35973

Science-based what-if questions

I considered putting these into the "common queries" thread, but they tend to have a more specific what-if feel to them so here's a new thread for it. - gmalivuk

2600 km in 1/30 second.
It's kind of a famous quote in our fanbase, but what actually would happen if you do this on Earth?

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