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(TFT) Re: hollow Cidri Dyson Sphere -> Ringworld

I've been getting a bit nostalgic lately.

TFT Ringworld was something that I was working on in my spare time during my Fractal Dimensions days. It was going to be a decent size article in either the Spectrum or the Vindicator, or possibly the Space Gamer, if the deal to buy it went through. Now that's another story for an another time.

I just might blow away the layers of dust/soot and see if it still works.

-- Don

Hello David,
Cidri is not a Dyson sphere.
I mentioned the Dyson image google search because there were a variety of "construction" sketches showing large spheres in space.

But, Cidri is an oversized sphere with one G of gravity, so the core/interior has to have a lower mass than would otherwise be typical of a rocky planet.

Since Cidri is described as a manufactured planet, it brought Ringworld to mind, and the unknown construction material of Ringworld. (it blocked 40% of neutrinos if I recall)

Maybe there are large piezoelectric plates built in to take advantage of the gravity pressing inward to generate the power needed for all those unknown Mnoren gates etc.

Or large thermocouples to generate power on the temp difference from core to near surface.
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