Re: Hole in a box

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Feb 14 2002 - 08:42:28 MST

This is entirely possible, though recall that the sphere cannot be a
solid object, since solid rings and spheres around gravitational wells
are unstable.

Emlyn O'regan wrote:
> A query - I want to validate something that I used in some lyrics.
> Is it possible (in an entirely extreme, SI-complete context) to wrap a dyson
> sphere (or layers of computronium, etc) around a black hole, instead of a
> star? By pouring matter into it (or via some other mechanism???), would one
> get capturable energy? Is this scenario useful, or would it be a dumb thing
> to do?
> Emlyn
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