The Plan to Destroy Mercury

And a good chunk of the rest of our solar system, too.

Conceptual image of a Dyson Sphere enveloping a star.

The idea of a Dyson sphere is a fascinating one. It’s a megastructure built around a star that would be capable of harvesting the star’s entire energy output. This sort of radiation-absorbing shell would provide enormous amounts of energy to a more advanced civilization. It was named after the astrophysicist Freeman Dyson who…

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Ella Alderson

Ella Alderson

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Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science. ella.aldrsn@gmail.com