I have grown a strong hatred against humanity..... so I want to kill all of them MWHAHAHAHAHAHA hahahaha cough.

I have near unlimited resources in terms of money.

So I want to know how to make the earth crash into the sun. I, of course, want to be able to see when this explosion happens and survive.

So I will need:

  • A giant rocket to deorbit earth

But how big should the rocket be? Which kind of rocket? Where should I place the rocket/engine? Do I need multiple rockets?

Edit: How much force is needed to get the earth to crash into the sun? I know it will be easier if we first increased the size of the orbit because it will be easier to slow down. Do I need to slow down or can I just go directly towards the sun.

It realy just boils down to: This much force there, have rockets on then and then

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to WorldBuilding! If you have a moment please take the tour and visit the help center to learn more about the site. Have fun! $\endgroup$ – Sec SE - clear Monica's name May 1 '17 at 10:29
  • $\begingroup$ You might start by reading other posts on the subject of moving the orbits of planets. $\endgroup$ – JDługosz May 1 '17 at 10:34
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    $\begingroup$ Well I'm certainly not helping since I used the wrong word. You don't want any tangential velocity. Any orbit is a series of falling towards an object but also moving fast enough to the side (tangential velocity) so you miss the thing you're orbiting. We want to make sure you don't have that sideways movement and fall into the sun so we remove the tangential velocity. $\endgroup$ – Lio Elbammalf May 1 '17 at 11:24
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    $\begingroup$ Wow, lotta questions here. I know you want to have answers to them all but on here things like that are usually split up. So you say "Hey, I want a rocket to push Earth into the sun" And WB says "Oh, yeah, we know how to do that" (or says you can't...but usually someone finds a way) then you write another question after and say "Hey again, linked to my other question, how big would this rocket have to be?" and again WB say "Well...we had a little think and $%^&^%& massive doesn't quite cover it....but here is how anyway" or something similar. Moral is: Split this into a series of questions $\endgroup$ – FreeElk May 1 '17 at 11:40
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    $\begingroup$ I can't post an answer while this is on hold (obviously), but I'd like to offer a word of caution: Don't believe answers that tell you that you need to maintain Earth's orbital eccentricity, nor ones that say that you need to plunge the Earth directly into the Sun. All you need to do is to lower Earth's orbital perihelion (point closest to the Sun) sufficiently, such that the Sun's atmosphere and gravity can do the rest as the planet approaches the lower point of the orbit. Unless you need for this to happen on the first pass, I suspect a perihelion of a few tens of million km will do nicely. $\endgroup$ – a CVn May 1 '17 at 12:32