A5_5 Bang and the Plug is Gone!

Jamie Macquillin, John Kerr, Isaac Priest, Jack Musk


In this paper, we analyse whether a steel plug launched vertically upward from an underground nuclear test could have escaped the solar system. We found that while the plug has the potential to reach interstellar space, the direction in which the plug was launched plays a significant role in it's fate, and therefore we propose writing a follow up paper to determine the plug's final fate.

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