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What If We Nuked the Sun?

What If We Nuked the Sun?

Humanity’s nuclear arsenal is capable of destroying all life on Earth. Over. And over. And over. Maybe it’s time we dumped it far away. We might want to inhabit other planets in the future, so how about our closest star? How many nukes could we throw at the Sun? What would be the price tag for this mission? And could we accidentally destroy our only source of daylight?

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00:00 Sending our nukes into the Sun
00:52 Fusion energy of the Sun
02:07 Thanks Better Internet!
03:11 Countries that possess nukes
05:07 How much would it cost?
06:49 Firing all the hydrogen bombs
08:09 The antimatter bomb

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