Why It Is More Difficult to Crash Into the Sun Than Leave the Solar System

MinutePhysics explains the reasons why it is more difficult to crash something into the Sun than it is to propel it out of the solar system altogether, and why trying to launch all our nuclear waste into space is a bad idea.

This video is about the orbital mechanics of why it’s so hard to crash into the sun – the energy it takes to get there is astoundingly high, compared with leaving the solar system.