Home Computing Retrogaming Audio Reading

Dyson Sphere Alien Log

Published 15 May 2022

I love the scientific concept of a Dyson Sphere that exists in theory but could possibly exist. My AlienLog™ looks at references to Dyson Spheres in scifi literature and hopefully inspire others to build on Dyson Sphere lore. I also wonder what would happen if an invading Dyson Sphere can to our Solar System.

Dyson Spheres are theoretical structures that may exist somewhere in the universe. Imagine an advanced civilisation that wants to full harness the energy of a sun. The logical solution is to wrap the nearest star with a structure that captures all of the energy emitted from that star. This structure will need to be so large that it can easily encompass planets and other celestial objects. The structure will most likely be spherical in shape to evenly surround that star as well. This spherical structure was dreamt up as a thought experiment by Freeman Dyson. Hence the term, Dyson Sphere. It has nothing to do with the vacuum cleaner company of a similar name.

The Milky Way is our galaxy but there are many galaxies in the universe. Looking within our own galaxy, there are estimates of between 100 to 400 billion stars. Harnessing the complete energy of just one of these stars could take a species into a new stage of evolution. Imagine if humans put all of their energy into wrapping a single star in a Dyson Sphere. We could control our environment to perfection. This Dyson Sphere can provide permanent protection from dark events that have plagued us. We can also transform other sub-plants and even planets into production facilities, reserves, and other facilities.

This AlienLog™ will build up with papers and references to the amazing universe of Dyson Spheres.

Dyson Sphere Articles

ST:TNG Dyson Sphere book review

ST:TNG Dyson Sphere
book review

Space ships attacking a Dyson Sphere

How to attack an
invading Dyson Sphere

Other articles we think you might like

The Unofficial Lovecraft Studies Compendium

Unofficial Lovecraft
Studies Compendium

Living in the digital dark age

Are we living in the
digital dark age?

Little Golden Books I am Captain Kirk

I am Captain Kirk
book review

New Worlds Science Fiction Magazine #70 vol 24

New Worlds Science
No. 70   vol. 24