A Sphere World is an artificial planetoid, a sophont-made moon, of great size and stature.
- They are also known as Dyson Spheres.
- Please also see: The Inheritors, who inhabit an Ancients built incomplete Rigid Dyson Sphere.
Library Data Referral Tree
Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
- Applied Astrography
- Imperial Grand Survey
- Imperial Project Longbow
- Solomani Perseus Project
- Turokan's Expedition to the Galactic Rim
- Zhodani Core Expedition
- Exotic Astrography
- Physical Astrography
- Social Astrography
As first postulated by and named for Terran scientist Freeman Dyson, a spherical swarm of orbiting "capsules" could be set into orbits around a star at a given distance in a spherical distribution, completely enclosing the star and trapping nearly all of its output energy for use by an extremely advanced civilization. Such a structure has been variously referred to as either a Dyson Sphere or a Sphereworld.
At higher technological levels of advancement than that used to construct a standard Dyson Sphere, a Rigid Dyson Sphere is hypothetically feasible using incredibly strong materials similar to those in a Niven Ringworld, adding gravity generators where necessary for strength and comfort. A spherical shell such as this would completely enclose a star.
- In either case, such a shell would then trap all stellar radiation for use by the civilization. With a radius of 149 million kilometers (about 93 million miles), the internal surface area would equal about one billion planets the size of Terra.
Probably Planetary Orbit & Climate
Sphere Worlds are artificial and are typically constructed in the Habitable Zone of a star system.
Spectrum of Dyson Megastructures
No information yet available.
History & Background (Dossier)
First postulated by Terran scientist Freeman Dyson prior to first contact with the Vilani.
Standard ("many-capsule") Sphereworlds are estimated to be approximately TL:25-27 manufacturing capability, whereas Rigid Sphereworlds are are estimated to be approximately TL:28-30 manufacturing capability.
- "Small" sphereworlds use world and gas giant size codes. "Dyson" sphereworlds use a size code of 'Y', indicating a stellar-scale construct. They all have the comment code 'Ax'. Due to TL skew, most UWPs with a size code Y and comment code Ax will be ringworlds, but sphereworlds also inhabit this space. Therefore, additional notes are typically expected.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
This astrographic feature is primarily found in the following areas:
World Listing: 1105
The following systems and worlds are associated with this astrographic feature:
References & Contributors (Sources)
|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Dyson_sphere. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. The text of Wikipedia is available under the Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.|
- Marc Miller. Worlds and Adventures (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), TBD.Marc Miller, Robert Eaglestone, Don McKinney. Worlds and Adventures (Far Future Enterprises, 2019), TBD.
- EXTERNAL LINK: Dyson Swarms The original proprosal for a Dyson sphere, with animations and a discussion of physics.
- Compiler: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science