What If We Sent Our Trash Into the Sun?

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Shared August 11, 2019

Welcome to your new landfill: a giant ball of burning gas that we call the Sun. With surface temperatures of 5,500°C (9,940°F), it could obliterate any type of trash we throw at it, from pesky plastics to nuclear waste. And with everything we're launching into space these days, surely it wouldn't be too hard to send a little trash to the Sun. But how much would it cost?

What dangers would be involved? And why would it be easier to send a rocket right out of our Solar System than it would be to get anything to the Sun?

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Dumping our trash into volcanoes, the story for another what-if: https://youtu.be/Q4Xys-IRMr0

5 months ago | [YT] | 392

Char Jer

What if we send our Sun in the trash?

5 months ago | [YT] | 4,568

Daartgirl 07

What if we send our math teacher into the sun?

5 months ago | [YT] | 1,304

Remy Rodrigues

After all this years we still haven't learnt anything , have we ?

Messing with Nature will only Backfire us...

5 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 837


What if : What if we send our trash to the sun??

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4 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 336

bermuda tenebris

“honey can you take out the trash”
“but mom! The sun is miles away! :(“

4 months ago | [YT] | 672

Dharsin Paramenthiram

What if the Amazon forest fully disappeared

5 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 20

Heleen Graalman

Me before watching this video: omg that’s such a great idea
Me after watching the video: ok let’s just not do that

4 months ago | [YT] | 309

Garfield Wong

Honestly if we could just shoot it towards Pluto’s direction, doesn’t have to be accurate then let it travel forever would be good enough already. Maybe some aliens out there love our trash.

5 months ago | [YT] | 182


200 million dollars for a rocket????!!!! I can buy Mbappe with 200 mil ffs

4 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 179

Roblox Am

Sun: *Gets hit by our trash*
Sun: Oh wow, thanks! Here is your return gift!
*Sun proceeds to destroy Earth with a solar flare.*

5 months ago | [YT] | 2,064


Let’s send the Kardashian’s there instead.

3 months ago | [YT] | 80

God's Man

We can recycle plastic to produce fuel for rockets.

4 months ago | [YT] | 70

boring channel

What if "What if" stops posting what-if videos ....that's for another what-if

4 months ago | [YT] | 25

The Gamer

Pays tax

Pays tax to launch garbage

4 months ago | [YT] | 100

Patrick Amadeus

Ships disappeared in bermuda, send trash to Bermuda ez task

4 months ago | [YT] | 34

Nishayan Debnath

Ban human reproduction by at least 40% to slow down trash production

4 months ago | [YT] | 11

Karma Karma

I thought about this when i was a child.

Last night

3 months ago | [YT] | 12

Israel Zamora

They should stop making trash products

4 months ago | [YT] | 55

FunTime with Priyanshu

Just throw the trash in the Bermuda Triangle..
Modern problems require modern solutions..😁

5 months ago | [YT] | 1,348