The earth can become a living planet and has a close relationship with the sun. Without the light and heat of the sun, life on earth would not exist, and human beings would naturally not be born.
After mankind entered the age of science and technology, he soon realized his dream of flying out of the earth and began to explore the universe. When we walked out of the earth, the most conspicuous thing we saw was the stellar sun, which does not seem to be big in human eyes, it looks almost like a full moon.
But in fact, the mass of the sun is very large, 99.86% of the mass of the entire solar system is owned by the sun, it is precisely because of it has the quality of absolute control of the solar system. Only the planets and other small celestial bodies can circulate around it stably, and the solar system has a stable galaxy environment.
The sun is a star, but also a super huge energy body. We all know that after mankind enters the era of science and technology, the demand for energy is also increasing, and human civilization needs continuous and strong energy support if it wants to advance rapidly. In the solar system, the most powerful energy is undoubtedly the energy of the sun.
Therefore, scientists have been studying and exploring how to use the energy of the sun, and our current application of solar energy is still very primitive and simple. Collecting solar energy with solar panels is a very low-level application method, and the solar energy that can be used is extremely scarce.
Such scarce energy naturally cannot satisfy the rapid development of human civilization. Therefore, the energy we currently use is mainly those fossil energy sources, which are the non-renewable resources of the earth. But we all know that with the rapid development of mankind, the earth’s resources are constantly depleting. Sooner or later, we need to go to space to mine and collect energy resources.
When we start space energy collection, the sun, a huge energy body, naturally we have to make good use of it. Many people may have thought of the Dyson sphere. This is a conjecture that scientists once put forward. When a civilization develops to a second-level civilization, a huge Dyson sphere can be built to wrap the stars and continuously collect energy.
The Dyson Ball is a great idea. It looks good, but can we really build it? When human civilization is upgraded to a second-level civilization, are we hopeful that we can build a Dyson sphere to use solar energy?
In theory, when human civilization is upgraded to a second-level civilization, the technical conditions for building Dyson spheres are completely achievable. The scientific and technological strength of the second-level civilization has the ability to build Dyson spheres, but we must not forget that the mass of the sun accounts for 99.86% of the total mass of the entire solar system.
We build a Dyson ball, even if the technical conditions are reached, a lot of resources are needed. As the saying goes, “a clever woman can’t cook without rice.” Without huge resources, it is simply unrealistic to build a Dyson ball. However, the masses of all celestial bodies in the solar system, except the sun, add up to only a fraction. Even if these resources are all assembled, a Dyson sphere cannot be built unless we can gather a large number of resources from other galaxies.
If the Dyson ball cannot be built to make full use of solar energy, then we need to find other ways to mine solar energy. At this time, some people thought of the idea of turning off the sun. Someone might say, how is this possible? How can a star be dismantled by humans? In fact, the reason why we think that the sun cannot be removed is mainly based on the existing technology of mankind.
But let us not forget that the power of science and technology is infinite. As long as it develops to a certain stage, let alone dismantling a sun, even dismantling a galaxy can be achieved. And there will be at least three ways to remove the sun in the future, let’s take a look together below.
1. Realized by solar excavator. We all know that the sun is a huge nuclear fusion reactor, which releases powerful energy through continuous nuclear fusion of hydrogen. The temperature of the core of the sun reached 15 million degrees Celsius, and the temperature on the surface was only 5,500 degrees Celsius. It may seem to many people that 15 million degrees Celsius is a high temperature that makes mankind desperate, but in fact, when mankind realizes controllable nuclear fusion technology, this temperature is nothing at all.
You know, the important reason why it is difficult for scientists to achieve controllable nuclear fusion is that igniting nuclear fusion requires a high temperature of hundreds of millions of degrees Celsius. However, the existing materials of mankind simply cannot withstand this high temperature. If one day in the future, we achieve controllable nuclear fusion, it shows that a major breakthrough has been made in high-temperature materials, which can withstand ultra-high temperatures of hundreds of millions of degrees Celsius.
After we have this material, are we still afraid of the temperature of the sun? Of course not afraid. At that time, humans could use this material to build the sun and dig it deep into the sun to continuously mine resources and energy for human use. In this way, the energy and resources of the sun will be removed by us little by little.
2. Accelerate the sun’s rotation to automatically eject matter and energy. We all know the role of centrifugal force. When an object’s rotation speed increases, its centrifugal force will increase, and the matter attached to it will be continuously ejected. After the sun’s rotation speeds up, the matter and energy on its surface will become unstable, and then continue to be thrown out under the action of centrifugal force.
Humans only need to build some collection devices in the orbit near the sun to easily collect the sun’s matter and energy thrown out. This method seems relatively simple and reliable once and for all, but in fact it is more difficult to implement than the first method.
The reason is that the mass of the sun is very huge. If you want to control its rotation speed, you need a stronger external force to push it. It may not be achievable by a second-level civilization, not to mention that the increase in the rotation speed of the sun will also have a certain impact on the stability of the entire solar system, which is not an ideal method.
3. Directly explode the sun. This is a relatively crude method. Many people may say that the sun is so big, can we explode it? Perhaps in the eyes of many people, stellar objects like the sun are invincible, and humans cannot explode them.
Not to mention exploding the sun, even if it is exploding a planet like the earth, it seems impossible to many people. Is this really true? In fact, we underestimated the power of science and technology. As long as the energy level is reached, exploding the planets and exploding the stars is nothing.
When humans enter the second-level civilization, they may be able to master antimatter technology. I believe many people have heard of the power of antimatter. The energy level of nuclear energy is completely incomparable with antimatter. As long as the amount is sufficient, it can blow up the earth and blow up the stars.
When human beings were in the second-level civilization, scientific and technological strength was able to enter the sun. At that time, we installed huge antimatter bombs everywhere in the core of the sun, and theoretically there was hope to explode the sun. Blasting the sun into the sky is naturally more convenient and faster for humans to collect solar energy.
But this approach is undoubtedly killing chickens and getting eggs. The sun is very important for the stability of the solar system and the stability of the earth. Although the second-level civilization is already an interstellar civilization, there is more than one planet for human existence on Earth, and there may be habitable planets in other galaxies.
However, the earth is the homeland of mankind. If we use the crude method of exploding the sun to mine solar energy, the earth may also be affected by this huge impact, thus causing mankind to lose the earth’s homeland. What’s more, once the sun explodes, the system of the solar system will inevitably be greatly affected, which may cause the entire galaxy to fall into new chaos.
Through these analyses, we can see that among the three methods of removing the sun to extract energy, only the first one is more harmonious and reliable. Before human beings can really build a Dyson sphere, perhaps we can only use the sun to excavate such a technological weapon to continuously mine solar energy and resources.