Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by BIV, Oct 10, 2013.
Tomorrow, tomorrow, there'll be a sun tomorrow!
It's either a Death Star or a Dyson's Sphere.
My bet is on a Dyson Sphere
It's the mothership, maaaaan.
Camouflaged as a gas giant.
That would be cool.
Due to the size a Dyson Sphere would have to be to be habitable, it would have a good external gravitational pull, so it should be able to draw in a gaseous exteranl atmosphere. In my opinion, a Dyson Sphere would look for all intents and purposes like a gas based planet.
Poor execution but your get a like for funny and originality
No sun? Shouldn't that be, no fathur?
It looks a little like Ego, the Living Planet
Pffft....everyone knows the living planet is Zonama Sekot.
The problem with a Dyson Sphere theory is that it would literally have to block 100% of the output of the sun it is surrounding or we'd be able to detect the spillage.
Are Will Smith and Jay-Z going to remake the planet black?
Our new overlords have obviously figured out how to harness 100% of that star's output.
Hail to them!
Useless without anime pics.
Each of those hexagons is an entire habitat.
It would still need to be a relatively small sun for the proportions to work out. A Dyson Sphere would have to have a radius many many times that of the sun it surrounds so it can be at enough of a distance to prevent everything from melting.
I think there are tons of these, it is just hard to see/find them. Two planets in orbit too close to each other is my guess. They tug on each other and over time, one gets thrown out of orbit.
Way to bring the gay.
Relatively, lol you could say that. Smallest known star:
Either that or 99% of it won't be used for habitation, but will just be the powerplant infrastructure (solar panels). Still, it's hard for me to comprehend how we would even use that much energy. If there was some way to efficiently store it to power ships, maybe, but it can't. Maybe if we were using some kind of black hole or wormhole technology we would require power on that magnitude, but otherwise? I dunno. It's an interesting thing to ponder like Van Neumann Machines (machines that can build copies of themselves).
As a mathematics student I have to correct you, they're Von Neumann Machines. Sorry for being Stuart Stickler.
Sorry. Typo. My brain kept thinking "Van Allen Belt"
No worries, sir. I'm just glad there are people out there that still know who Johnny was.