A Dyson Sphere is Not Practical

Building Dyson Swarms versus a Dyson Sphere

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Fri, Sep 16th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Reportedly, a Dyson Sphere is an impractical structure, making a Dyson Swarm more ideal for capturing the energy of the host star. Apparently, we could start building it now, later using all of planet Mercury for the remainder of the parts. The swarm may provide us with the energy we need to leave Earth, something Elon Musk has been urging us to do.

The Kepler telescope recently noticed a strange partial eclipse that some have speculated could be a Dyson Sphere. Are Dyson Sphere's possible? Are they practical? What other alternatives to futuristic energy capture do we have to choose from? Why not a kugelblitz - a swarm of black hole powered engines?

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