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Is it viable to broadcast a signal and be detected within starsystem distance?

Yes First, you can arrange the frequency range to be used solely by distress signals, and arrange a set of omnidirectional listeners to detect the signal in that frequency range, to minimize unwanted ...
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Is it possible to relocate a planet? Specifically Jupiter

The closest thing I could find is Isaac Arthur's youtube video on what is called a "fusion candle". The idea may work when we invent a truly stable and long-lived fusion reactor which can ...
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Is it possible to relocate a planet? Specifically Jupiter

It is no plausible for humanity to relocate a planet or even our Moon (let alone Jupiter), to any significant extent at anytime in the foreseeable future and in all likelihood it will never be ...
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Is it possible to relocate a planet? Specifically Jupiter

At a high enough civilization energy manipulation level, sure. The problem is that the level required is probably not what you imagine your planet to be at. A K-2 civilization has already harnessed ...
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Is it possible to relocate a planet? Specifically Jupiter

Plausible: yes. Possible: not in any acceptable time frame After all, an ion engine powered by fusion and floating in Jup's atmosphere could accelerate gas particles fast enough for them to leave Jup'...
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Is it possible to relocate a planet? Specifically Jupiter

Possible: Yes It is possible to relocate planets. Check out the Grand Track Hypothesis, which describes the early history of our solar system in terms of the movements of the Big Planets into and ...
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Is it possible to relocate a planet? Specifically Jupiter

I used to think that Jupiter's atmosphere would be very flammable because it had so much hydrogen, but it takes oxygen to make that happen. Almost all the oxygen in the solar system (outside the sun ...
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Is it viable to broadcast a signal and be detected within starsystem distance?

Of course it's viable. The problem is reception Check out this wonderful image showing the approximate distance human RF transmissions have traveled in the Milky Way. Please click on this image to see ...
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Is it viable to broadcast a signal and be detected within starsystem distance?

Communication with Voyager continues even though it's left our system so it's definitely practical to communicate complex information over such distances with acceptable loss. Voyager continues to ...
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