Dyson Sphere


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A specific subtrope of Big Dumb Object / That's No Moon with the following characteristics:
  • It is a solar - system - sized artificial object.
  • It is built around a star and is at least in part powered by the star's radiation.

It can be a solid sphere, a partial sphere (a ring for example), a dense cloud of smaller objects, etc.
added: 2009-03-21 10:11:08 by Cryptic Mirror

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A Dyson Sphere, an artificial world that surrounds a star. Not always a complete sphere, but that was the original vision by Freeman Dyson Wikipedia Link.

Off the top of my head I can think of examples in Star Trek TNG, Doctor Who, The Culture, Niven's Ringworld is a non sphere variant of course, Scalzi's Old Man's War. I'm sure there are more.

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