April 5, 2012

How About Turning Mercury Into a Dyson Sphere?

Rebecca Boyle, PopSci


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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TAGGED: Solar System, Solar Energy, Dyson Sphere, Mercury, Astronomy

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