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How to fragment a moon to form a ring around a planet

Given a planet about the size of Earth, and a moon the Size of the Moon, how could one destroy the moon without flinging the fragments onto the surface of the planet or into outer space? How can one ...
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Is it possible to create a bomb powerful enough to wipe out all life on the planet?

Would it be possible to create a bomb powerful enough to turn the entire planet into an inhospitable wasteland devoid of life, with technology available to us right now? Would this bomb be able to ...
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If a moon shattered into pieces, what would happen?

Say I have a planet with 10-20 moons of varying sizes orbiting it. If one of these moons were to explode/shatter into tiny pieces (I know this is probably impossible, but if we pretended it were ...
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Can you destroy a planet by poking a hole in it?

Imagine you are an evil humanoid alien that wants to destroy Earth (or something awfully similar) for whatever reason. However as an alien, you do not possess any physical weapons. No laser guns. No ...
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How to wipe out humanity within a week? [closed]

We are in a near-future Earth. Humanity does not have access to Antimatter bombs and I forbid nuclear war. What event could wipe out humanity within a week? Requirements This must not be ...
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Would it be possible to use antimatter confined by magnets as a bomb? What effect would this have on an Earthlike planet?

For my world, a planet sends a high amount of magnetically confined antimatter towards another planet the size of Earth and obliterates it. I'm wondering if this would be possible and what effect it ...
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Can a planet destroy itself?

More often we have heard countless of familiar sci-fi scenario whereby the inhabitants of a dying planet faces world ending catastrophe most notable the superman origin. My question is can a planet ...
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The power of the Jupiter projectile

I recently re-watched an awesome show - Diebuster. At one point in the show, one of the characters uses Jupiter as a projectile, slamming it into one of the aliens, but to no avail. I can't find a ...
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How deep underground should a data center on Earth's moon be, to be comparably safe to one on Earth?

The singularity has occurred and it wants an off-site backup. How deep should we all bury the lunar datacenter to be comfortably safe from radiation, cosmic rays, etc., while not causing cave-ins and ...
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How hard is it to shatter the moon?

After seeing this question, I wondered what weapon of choice (and, logically, the grand scale of energy amount) is needed to shatter the moon. Let's take our moon, the Moon, the natural satellite of ...

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