posted on Jun, 23 2006 @ 01:15 PM
Originally posted by superduperman
I havent heard of the earth's rotation mistake, before my time probably
First edition paperback came out in 1970. I have a first edition, but I haven't taken it out of the plastic out of fear.
...but you gotta be pretty desperate to have the need to build one!!
Why do you think that? If you had the technology to better your civiliazation, wouldn't you?
Originally posted by Aelita
With a ring, there is no equilibrium position in the plane of the ring. So while rotating, it will be wandering all around the star, one side coming
closer then the other.
Yeah, after the book came out people would chant at conventions Niven attended "The Ringworld is unstable!" His answer? In the sequel, The
, he said it was stabilized by attitude jets.
Originally posted by Volatile
How do you people think such a world could be created? Based on your own fictional theories
Mining all of the planets, moons, and all the other vagabonds out there for their resources. Then using something to create a superstrong material for
the base of it - be it a Ringworld, Dyson Sphere, Alderson Disc, or anything else, that would be neccessary because of all of the stresses.