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Building a Dyson Array as an energy source

For the purposes of this question, assume that a Dyson Array is a collection of discrete solar panels or mirrors orbiting the sun, all of whom share the same orbit and have same velocity. Can a ...
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What is the natural shape of the atmosphere on a Niven ringworld?

Assuming the atmosphere on a Niven ringworld is retained by gravity, what shape would it be? Full details of Ringworld http://larryniven.wikia.com/wiki/Ringworld As I understand it, Niven proposed ...
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Is it really possible to see across a ringworld? [duplicate]

Almost all illustrations of ringworlds that I've come across tend to show off the shape of the ringworld from the surface. This doesn't seem realistic to me, because the ringworld's radius would ...
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In a spinning Dyson ring, would objects not touching the surface experience gravity?

I have a world inside a Dyson ring with a radius of ~1 AU, complete with humans, animals, plants, clouds, and Earth-like atmosphere. The ring is spinning at a particular angular speed, giving the ...
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Can a Ringworld have a 'moon'?

The idea is to have a number of artificial, spherical satellite to have sort of a "spiral" orbit around a Ringworld, such that the inhabitants of each of a number of ring sections see a moon in the ...
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Terraform Mars or Dyson Ring?

Background: The main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is the closest and richest source of non terrestrial resources to Earth in the solar system. Even though it is vast its resources are ...