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Originally posted by masonicon
according to Spore(2008 computer game) Building Structures like Dyson Sphere, Globus Cassus and similar structures are just rip apart the Star or planet where they built due to the Gravitational pull that they posses for their own and this is what exactly can happen in real life.
Originally posted by Carlthulhu
I'm interested what other info masonicon can bring to the table, so here are the Wikipedia entries for the Dyson Sphere and the Globus Cassus.
The Cassus seems likely enough, it's an open-source plan to convert Earth into a giant space-station! Earths mass is not reduced in any way by it being hollow, only it's density... The benefit of this is more 'living space' due to greater surface area. (outer diameter in the Saturn range)
While it is believed that some of the design variants commonly described – specifically those based on the Dyson shell – are impractical, if not physically impossible, design variants of the sphere based on orbiting satellites or solar sails do not require any major theoretical breakthroughs in our basic scientific understanding for their construction.
Originally posted by vip867
reply to post by masonicon
Of all the reasons why a Dyson Sphere is unrealistic, quoteing because of a computer game interperation would be one of my last.
The problem is, that we dam well better find away to harness all of our suns energy one day, if we ever plan on moving past our current Type 0 Civilization status.