Uninhabitable planets can be moved into `Goldilocks Zone`

New York, June 25 (ANI): Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that the ability to move planets throughout the solar system at our choosing is possible.

Tyson was asked a question by a person that is it possible that by using the same methods that scientists theorize will help move meteorites, we can move uninhabitable planets, like Mars or Venus, to regions of Goldilocks Zone - where the distance from the sun makes it a habitable planet, the New York Daily News reported.

Tyson replied that this type of planet-moving is indeed 100 percent theoretically possible.

He said that the day people are able to shift planetary bodies like asteroids and large asteroids, he didn't see any reason why planet shifting couldn't be done.

Retired Senior Scientist of NASA's Orbital Debris Research Donald J. Kessler said that it was a "pretty simple concept" and was entirely possible.

But there were some catches, firstly a huge amount of energy is needed to push a planet, which will be difficult.

He also said that there was difference between moving an asteroid on track to hit Earth and repositioning a planet. (ANI)


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