Questions tagged [macroengineering]

The implementation of extremely large-scale design projects, often in planetary size of more.

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How could you dig a hole through the fluid mantle of a planet?

The Question of the Tunnel through a Planet grinds my mind. How could you dig a Hole through the fluid mantle of a planet? Would your walls not constantly break and collapse on you after the 15-20 ...
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Would decreasing the diameter of an orbital ring create artificial gravity?

My habitat ring is constructed in orbit around a planet with disconnected sections: (not to scale, obviously) The sections are connected by cables and winched together. As the diameter gets smaller, ...
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Reality check: multi-shell worlds and rotation

In the game Septerra Core, it is set on a shell world of 7 different world shells including a core. As per my Matryoshka world that I am building (this world but with full surface coverage on each ...