Sci-fi blockbuster imagines whole Earth migration

09-Feb-2019
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The Wandering Earth is a Chinese blockbuster, released on 5th February.
The unstable sun will expand to consume Earth within a hundred years.
10,000 gigantic jets, and blast the planet out of its orbit.
Plan is for a hundred-generation journey to a new home 4.2 light-years away.
Malfunction leaves the planet caught in Jupiter’s gravity.
Plus family grudges and computers with secret agendas.

Concept of moving whole planets was imagined in 1937 novel Star Maker
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