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15th Apr '16 1:21:04 AM BloodyRoseofHell
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJvbO_rR07g Life on a Donut Planet.
28th Mar '16 11:19:36 AM AcePedro
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*{{Film/Interstellar}}: By the end of the movie, [[spoiler: humanity managed to leave Earth and starts inhabitating giant space stations that resembles a Stanford Torus]].
24th Mar '16 5:46:55 PM WillKeaton
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* A ''Defenders'' storyline centered on the [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/tunnelwo.htm Tunnelworld]].

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* A ''Defenders'' storyline centered on the [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/tunnelwo.htm Tunnelworld]].
Tunnelworld.]]
24th Mar '16 5:46:39 PM WillKeaton
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These were formerly referred to as "Niven's Rings" by physicists, astronomers, and science fiction writers, after the creator of the concept, author Creator/LarryNiven (who thought it up as a mid-point between a DysonSphere and a planet), in his novel ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', but, [[{{Defictionalization}} following feasibility studies,]] have since adopted proper nomenclatural names of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus "Stanford Torus"]], and, for the larger version, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Ring_(habitat) "Bishop Ring"]], while the term "Niven's Ring" remains the designation for [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale colossal megastructures with a star in their center]].

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These were formerly referred to as "Niven's Rings" by physicists, astronomers, and science fiction writers, after the creator of the concept, author Creator/LarryNiven (who thought it up as a mid-point between a DysonSphere and a planet), in his novel ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', but, [[{{Defictionalization}} following feasibility studies,]] have since adopted proper nomenclatural names of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus "Stanford Torus"]], Torus,"]] and, for the larger version, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Ring_(habitat) "Bishop Ring"]], Ring,"]] while the term "Niven's Ring" remains the designation for [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale colossal megastructures with a star in their center]].
11th Jan '16 7:49:37 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Several, actually. Apparently, all known races use the same exact design for their space stations, right down to the color scheme.

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** Several, actually. Apparently, all known races use the same exact design for their space stations, right down to the color scheme. They were originally built by a galactic empire that has since fallen, and a big part of your job is getting them into a usable state.
4th Aug '15 2:07:39 AM justanid
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2nd Aug '15 7:45:09 PM sadron
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One of the WorldShapes more often found in ScienceFiction than in {{Fantasy}}, a Ring World Planet is a world that is [[ShapedLikeItself a world in the shape of a concave cylinder]]. The horizon curves up, not down, but only in one dimension, meaning that the ground in that direction would be "uphill"[[note]]If gravity is generated by spinning the cylinder, it would only ''look'' like it was uphill. The surface would be "level" as far as walking, water flow, etc is concerned.[[/note]] unless the ring is large enough that the curve is impossible to notice over small distances. The sides of the cylinder will be walls, with or without a "ceiling." These can range in size from a true DysonSphere to a cylindrical space station. These variants of worlds usually at least pay some lip service to the known laws of physics, since a spinning ring generates a centrifugal force that could be used instead of gravity. However to exist for real, particularly large ones over a few dozen kilometers would have to be made of {{Unobtainium}}.

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One of the WorldShapes more often found in ScienceFiction than in {{Fantasy}}, a Ring World Planet is a world that is [[ShapedLikeItself a world in the shape of a concave cylinder]]. The horizon curves up, not down, but only in one dimension, meaning that the ground in that direction would be "uphill"[[note]]If gravity is generated by spinning the cylinder, it would only ''look'' like it was uphill. The surface would be "level" as far as walking, water flow, etc is concerned.[[/note]] unless the ring is large enough that the curve is impossible to notice over small distances. The sides of the cylinder will be walls, with or without a "ceiling." These can range in size from a true DysonSphere to a cylindrical space station. These variants of worlds usually at least pay some lip service to the known laws of physics, since a spinning ring generates a centrifugal force that could be used instead of gravity. However to exist for real, particularly large ones over a few dozen kilometers would have to be made of {{Unobtainium}}.
13th Jul '15 5:19:55 AM MachRider1985
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[[folder:FanWorks]]
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Several artificial worlds of the Empire of Avalon are built like this. Shinji and Asuka see several of them as soon as they step through the dimensional portal.
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29th Jun '15 9:14:44 AM Saber15
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Compare PlanetSpaceship.

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Compare PlanetSpaceship.PlanetSpaceship, and the super-trope CentrifugalGravity.
16th May '15 5:26:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Halo}}'' takes place on a world (Installation 04) resembling Banks' Orbitals at the midpoint between a gas giant and its moon. All of the other Halos appear to orbit gas giants as well.

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* ''{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' takes place on a world (Installation 04) resembling Banks' Orbitals at the midpoint between a gas giant and its moon. All of the other Halos appear to orbit gas giants as well.
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