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New task: The calamity

This task is in working out the details of how mysterious gravitational beams or waves from deep space, or perhaps even from another adjacent space-time continuum, modify the orbital trajectory of the Earth/Moon system, inward to slingshot about the Sun, so as then to shoot on outward along a grand tour of the Solar System, during the next planetary alignment. -And how all of this comes to pass on Earth and on the Moon...

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What is the future Earth like, even before the calamity?

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When is the next planetary alignment, the time in which 'Rogu Earth' must be set?

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Rogue Earth > Brainstorming (more tasks as arise) > Close to the sun?
by: David Jansson

How will you explain away that people will cook? Also, that isn't how slingshoting works. You gain the orbit speed, nothing else. It won't do any difference. Mercury would be useful as a slingshot though. As long as the orbit is taking it towards the other planets at the moment. The whole concept is tricky for a Hard SF story. The planets would need to be perfectly aligned along the vector and everything. I have heard GELF before, but I can't remember what it means.
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GELF: Genetically Engineered Life Form It is the gravitational waves from deep space that change the Earth's orbit into a long ellipse. The Sun itself is gravitational the slingshot for the Grand Tour during the next alignment. And the encounter with Mercury is on the way in towards The Sun. The inhabitants of Mercury are silicon life, comfortable at temperatures of liquid rock. But the Earth, of course, requires the hasty construction of a giant parasol for protection.
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Rogue Earth > Brainstorming (more tasks as arise) > Close to the sun?
by: David Jansson

How will you explain away that people will cook? Also, that isn't how slingshoting works. You gain the orbit speed, nothing else. It won't do any difference. Mercury would be useful as a slingshot though. As long as the orbit is taking it towards the other planets at the moment. The whole concept is tricky for a Hard SF story. The planets would need to be perfectly aligned along the vector and everything. I have heard GELF before, but I can't remember what it means.
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And Mercury is small. It wouldn't help much, and probably loose it's orbit in the process. I don't know about Venus though. Does it have more mass than Earth?
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David Jansson gave a shot "Close to the sun?" for Rogue Earth
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Rogue Earth > Brainstorming (more tasks as arise) > Close to the sun?
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1542 days ago | 2 Comments | 1 Thumb-up 

How will you explain away that people will cook?

Also, that isn't how slingshoting works. You gain the orbit speed, nothing else. It won't do any difference. Mercury would be useful as a slingshot though. As long as the orbit is taking it towards the other planets at the moment.

The whole concept is tricky for a Hard SF story. The planets would need to be perfectly aligned along the vector and everything.

I have heard GELF before, but I can't remember what it means.

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Aaron Agassi created a new production "Rogue Earth"

Orbit catastrophically perturbed by a mysterious gravity ransmissions from deep space, the Earth / Moon system is slingshotted close to the Sun, and out into a Grand Tour of the Solar System, in the far future, at the next planetary alignment, to encounter each planet in turn, now populated by different PostHuman GELFs and AIs.

Genre: Hard Science Fiction