Dyson Sphere
Started by sphinx, 18th May 2017 22:25 in Science & Astronomy

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    Nothing to do with vacuum cleaners.

    Any thoughts on this? Would it be possible? Or has it already been possible?...and what would be the point of creating it artificially? (If that were possible.)
    Need Mem for this really....but as he is out of action for a while, that is not going to happen....

    Maybe Mem should employ a secretary to read BC forems for him, and post under his directions.
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    sphinx
    sphinx said:
    Nothing to do with vacuum cleaners.

    Any thoughts on this? Would it be possible? Or has it already been possible?...and what would be the point of creating it artificially? (If that were possible.)
    Need Mem for this really....but as he is out of action for a while, that is not going to happen....

    Maybe Mem should employ a secretary to read BC forems for him, and post under his directions.
    It's a fascinating idea. But even if built around a less powerful Star than ours, we are still talking about building a Spherical structure, around the diameter equivalent to the orbit of a planet around our sun... I suppose one obstacle (Building it is a big enough one !) is protection from Solar radiation, but there would be constant Solar Radiation... and constant days as well.

    ..and I haven't used Google. It's featured in the Star Trek TNG episode "Relics", a particular favourite of mine, as it includes James Doohan in it, AKA "Scottie" from the original series.
    hmmmmmmm something

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    They're showing off again.
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    Nothing to do with vacuum cleaners.

    Any thoughts on this? Would it be possible? Or has it already been possible?...and what would be the point of creating it artificially? (If that were possible.)
    Need Mem for this really....but as he is out of action for a while, that is not going to happen....

    Maybe Mem should employ a secretary to read BC forems for him, and post under his directions.
    You watched this week's Horizon, didn't you.

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    Not sure they explained why it is called Dyson Sphere, unless I was making a cup of tea at that point.
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    Its a physical material sphere constructed around a star so that an advanced civilization can utilize all the energy given out by that star, the improbable project would be mind boggling but maybe not to some civilization millennia in front of ours.(not googled ) I think Dyson was either a science fiction writer or a theoretical physicist. Google that Name if wished, but beware of the wrath of the poster that derides anyone who does so
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    Its a physical material sphere constructed around a star so that an advanced civilization can utilize all the energy given out by that star, the improbable project would be mind boggling but maybe not to some civilization millennia in front of ours.(not googled ) I think Dyson was either a science fiction writer or a theoretical physicist. Google that Name if wished, but beware of the wrath of the poster that derides anyone who does so
    Don't worry, John, it's only me who isn't allowed to use Google. Everyone else uses it all the time with no adverse comment.
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    I too would like to know what this actually is...in layman's terms, since it's well known I'm pretty thick....
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    I too would like to know what this actually is...in layman's terms, since it's well known I'm pretty thick....
    It's baically a hollow ball built round a star, so big thst it's in the habitable zone. In the theory people could live on the internal surface.

    Can't see it being feasible myself.
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