Ask Ethan: Why don’t we shoot Earth’s garbage into the Sun? – Starts With A Bang! – Medium

While the orbital mechanics mathematics is a bit beyond my instant comprehension (math with letters confuses me), the numbers with actual words in them make tons of sense. Shooting our waste into the Sun is a science fiction staple, though; something to aim for being able to do cheaply and safely, with no risk to the ground below. However, until we CAN feasibly guarantee such safety, this is a very good explanation of why we shouldn’t yet. Click the link and read on!

If the waste we have is so hazardous, and we have the capability, why don’t we hurl it all into the Sun?

Source: Ask Ethan: Why don’t we shoot Earth’s garbage into the Sun? – Starts With A Bang! – Medium