April 5, 2012
How About Turning Mercury Into a Dyson Sphere?
Rebecca Boyle, PopSci
Rising energy prices usually spark some creative ideas for alternatives, but a new one from a futurist named George Dvorsky is pretty far-fetched: He envisions destroying Mercury and scavenging its rocky remains. The debris could be used to build an array of solar power collectors, a Dyson swarm, around the sun.
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