Questions tagged [artificial-gravity]

For questions about the use of technology to produce an alternative attractive force instead of gravity. Examples of alternatives might include magnetism or centripetal ("centrifugal") force. This tag is often associated with, though not dependent on, the "science-based" tag.

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Black Hole for ship artificial gravity?

So in my universe ship use thrust or spin to create gravity. But what if I could “contain” (assume I can contain it) a black hole to use it for gravity. This way ships can drift and still have gravity....
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How fast would this gravity engine let planes fly?

My advanced civilization has finally managed to get gravitational engines to a smaller and more effective state. With this new technology, planes will now fly by 'falling' in the direction they are ...
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What would combat look like inside an O'Neill Cylinder?

Problem If you were attempting to take over an O'Neill Cylinder without destroying it or the majority of its inhabitants/ecology how would you go about it? What benefits or detriments to an attacking ...
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How to redistribute weight on an O'Neill Cylinder? [duplicate]

Problem With a rotating cylinder, applying weight to one side and not the other will cause it to rotate off axis and give it a 'wobble' likely causing undesired gravitational effects. Now clearly ...
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Artificial Geodesic Planet Surface

I have a Geodesic planet roughly the same diameter of Earth but hollow. It has a surface crust approximately 20 miles deep with landmasses and oceans on its surface. It has giant reserves of "...
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How to make Space Habitats spin?

I have seen a variety of outer space megastructures across sci-fi and the minds of most astrologists, such as Bishop Rings, O'Neill Cylinders, Bernal Spheres, and much more. What most of these ...
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Is it believable to have a spaceship spin around a weight for artificial gravity?

In my narrative universe, there will be ships that use a 1g acceleration for artificial gravity. However, when they are not accelerating (whether on a longer journey at a constant velocity or simply "...
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Would an anti-gravity organ allow kaiju to avoid cube-square problems?

It is (around here, anyway) quite well known that science does not allow the existence of kaiju, mainly because of the cube-square law. bones rip themselves out To my understanding, this boils down ...
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Spin gravity on an abandoned ship

If a cylindrical rocket ship with a diameter of about 350 meters were spinning on its long axis, would more than just the interior surface of the outer hull have artificial gravity? The ships decks ...
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How fast do we spin this for 'One g'

Following on from this question. Question Context : Mars second moon Deimos has been converted into a generation ship. A considerable portion of its mass has been shaved off during the process &...
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Using Magnet Technology to Make a Rotating Space Station?

For an artificial gravity ring station, could you make a central hub, using similar magnet technology used to levitate magnet trains here on earth, to reduce the amount of mass rotating? My thoughts ...