posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 02:01 AM
I found this planet so interesting for quite i while now.
First, "tidally locked" would mean that we arent going to see a great deal of this planet ever from our perspective, so its possible this planet
vents in the direction of its star, or in another direction we cant actually see. Given the theories for metallic hydrogen these days, underthe given
pressure, it could be any old element behaving in some previously unseen manner. But Dyson spheres? I do understand that several writers now have
used a gimmick like this, but lets be honest. First, that amount of energy absorbtion from a star would be far more than any solar system could
require. Moreover, stars frankly arent exactly what could be caled power efficient. Some super advanced alien race wouldn't spend eons bottling
some star for energy purposes, What makes a star useful is that it turns particle bits into bigger atoms. but frankly, stripmining other planets and
celestial bodies would be far more efficent and available. especially given that if one can deduce the age of a star, one can deduce the elements
that its solar system would contain. Thus, celestial strip mining would be much more economical that putting the sun in a fish tank.
Finally, I am not even sure i beleive in aliens at all, let alone crazy circle obsessed stoner aliens looking to build the universe's largest lava
(I am sorry, I don't mean to poke fun, but the mental image was just too amusing to keep to myself