I want to nuke Venus

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    I want to nuke Venus...The problem with venus is its rotational speed is so slow that the planet keeps growing hotter and hotter.

    I think we should put together a dozen "super nukes" of a space vehical with about 100, 50 megaton nukes. We should slam it into venus at the right angle to force the planet to rotate faster. Tonne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This would hopefully blow some of the Atmosphere off and we could start taraforming it. Venus is as big as earth and we need it. :eusa_boohoo:

    Venus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    "All the planets of the Solar System orbit the Sun in a counter-clockwise direction as viewed from above the Sun's north pole. Most planets also rotate on their axis in a counter-clockwise direction, but Venus rotates clockwise (called "retrograde" rotation) once every 243 Earth days—the slowest rotation period of any planet. The equator of the Venusian surface rotates at 6.5 km/h, while on Earth rotation speed at the equator is about 1,670 km/h.[69] Venus's rotation has slowed down by 6.5 minutes per Venusian day since the Magellan spacecraft visited it 16 years ago.[70]"

    My plan is to hit the planet at a angle so hard that it speeds up the rotation and knocks some of that atmosphere off. Most theories say that our rotational speed helps form a maginatic field....Think about it.

    Maybe 10-50 gigatons? That or how much would you think it should be???
     
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    Wrong kind of planet. Venus could be a earth like planet.
     
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    You don't want to be messing with the inner planets in that way. You can't only change the rotation by slamming things into Venus, since a force big enough to do that would change the solar orbit as well. Right now, the orbits of the inner planets are stable and kind of synchronized, but that whole inner planet system is a chaotic thing currently balanced at a stable point. Start mucking with Venus, and Mercury's orbit (over a million years) could start going more elliptical and eventually cross earth's orbit. Which would be bad.
     
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    Once we got the rotation of the planet up to normal maybe a maginatic field would take hold. This would allow us to focus on teraforming the Atmosphere.
     
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    It keeps getting hotter and hotter!?

    Oh, man. Imagine the energy we can harvest from that/ the uses for it.
     
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    jeeeeez


    I mean, jeeeeez .............
     
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    Can this be done without messing with the orbit?
     
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