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Old 06-12-2016, 09:07 PM
Jonathan Chance Jonathan Chance is offline
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Two things:

1. What is the amount of energy required to move the Earth in such a manner?

2. Would the sun losing mass lower its gravity and therefore slip Earth into a wide orbit in the first place?