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2nd Feb '16 3:22:40 AM Adept
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* ''{{BLAME}}'' takes place inside of one. This is hinted at throughout the story, but the biggest piece of evidence comes later on when the protagonist finds a chamber that is absolutely massive. Its measured diameter is the same as that of the planet ''Jupiter.''
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* ''{{BLAME}}'' ''Manga/{{BLAME}}'' takes place inside of one. This is hinted at throughout the story, but the biggest piece of evidence comes later on when the protagonist finds a chamber that is absolutely massive. Its measured diameter is the same as that of the planet ''Jupiter.''
16th Jan '16 2:20:52 AM Underachiever
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* While Pendor itself is "only" a [[RingWorldPlanet ring world]], at least one ''[[Literature/TheJournalEntries Journal Entries]]'' story is in fact set against the background of a Pendorian archaeological expedition exploring an abandoned Dyson sphere of unknown origin.
28th Dec '15 12:48:00 PM Azurengar
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* ''[[http://www.xenology.info/index.htm Xenology]]'' lists [[http://www.xenology.info/Xeno/19.2.5.htm several projects beyond even the scale of a normal Dyson Sphere.]]
13th Dec '15 3:19:35 PM bwburke94
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Namespacing Doctor Who
* DoctorWho: The episode "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" reveals that the TARDIS itself is a Dyson Sphere. The TARDIS is BiggerOnTheInside, and one "room" contains AN ENTIRE STAR. A massive star frozen in time at the moment it collapses into a black hole. And the TARDIS uses that as a power source. That's what the Eye of Harmony is. That little police box suddenly became CrazyAwesome.
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* DoctorWho: ''Series/DoctorWho'': The episode "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" reveals that the TARDIS itself is a Dyson Sphere. The TARDIS is BiggerOnTheInside, and one "room" contains AN ENTIRE STAR. A massive star frozen in time at the moment it collapses into a black hole. And the TARDIS uses that as a power source. That's what the Eye of Harmony is. That little police box suddenly became CrazyAwesome.
9th Dec '15 12:45:47 PM avon
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* Assuming that a solid shell Dyson sphere could be made to spin and produce Earth equivalent gravity, that 1G value of gravity would only exist at the equator (and arguably the tropic latitude regions of the sphere. As one moves the the hemispherical regions, the gravity reduces until there is zero gravity at or near the axis regions. This is one of the reasons that the Niven ring is more practical. Much of the inner region of a fully enclosed Dyson sphere would be superfluous and uninhabitable.
8th Dec '15 4:38:54 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_8462852 KIC 8462852]] is a star larger and brighter than our Sun located in Cygnus, that according to data from the ''Kepler'' telescope suffers irregular changes in brightness consistent with many small masses in close formation orbiting together the star. Among the hypotheses that can explain those variations is that the star is surrounded by a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_swarm Dyson swarm]].
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_8462852 KIC 8462852]] is a star larger and brighter than our Sun located in Cygnus, that according to data from the ''Kepler'' telescope suffers irregular changes in brightness consistent with many small masses in close formation orbiting together the star. Among the hypotheses that can explain those variations is that the star is surrounded by a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_swarm Dyson swarm]].swarm]][[note]]It's far more likely they've a natural cause, such as asteroids and/or comets passing in from of the star.[[/note]].
8th Dec '15 12:34:42 PM Akaihiryuu
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* DoctorWho: The episode "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" reveals that the TARDIS itself is a Dyson Sphere. The TARDIS is BiggerOnTheInside, and one "room" contains AN ENTIRE STAR. A massive star frozen in time at the moment it collapses into a black hole. And the TARDIS uses that as a power source. That's what the Eye of Harmony is. That little police box suddenly became CrazyAwesome.
2nd Dec '15 2:55:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** This theory is given more creedence in the prequel ''NOiSE'', where a self-replicating superstructure begins construction, enveloping [[spoiler: (and recycling) Earth and the Moon]] by the end of that series. It can be inferred that the massive room in ''BLAME!'' is [[spoiler: where Jupiter ''used to be'']].
15th Nov '15 3:22:26 PM ShaneReader
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Added example of Cocoon from Final Fantasy XIII
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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII takes place mostly within one called "Cocoon" run by the [[DeusEstMachina fal'Cie]]. It even has it's own miniature fal'Cie sun inside.
3rd Nov '15 1:40:04 PM Berrenta
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Sinkhole
* William Forstchen's Gamester Wars universe has a Dyson Sphere setting that's still being built-- the {{Precursors}}' ancient robots have been at it for millions of years and it's still only half-complete, because [[CaptainObvious it's big]]. There's also a RingWorldPlanet and other stellar-scale objects in the same universe.
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* William Forstchen's Gamester Wars universe has a Dyson Sphere setting that's still being built-- the {{Precursors}}' ancient robots have been at it for millions of years and it's still only half-complete, because [[CaptainObvious it's big]].of its size. There's also a RingWorldPlanet and other stellar-scale objects in the same universe.
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