Re: Dyson spheres are not dark

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 28 Jun 1997 15:50:03 -0400

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jun 1997, Carl Feynman wrote:
> > At 11:41 AM 6/25/97 -0500, Dejan Vucinic wrote:
> > > o What is the minimal distance from Sun at which a (diamondoid?)
> > > statite can preserve its crystalline structure?
> >
> > The minumum distance is around 136 kilometers [not a typo!].
> Sounds intriguing! Although I suppose we need some marginals to deal
> with the local "weather" and low-fequency waves in the solar
> atmosphere.

If you are dealing with just the radiated heat from the 5000 deg
surface, this is true, but the corona (the sun's "atmosphere) has much
higher temperatures, that reach as high as 6 million degrees, so I'm not
sure if this will work unless the diamondoid is a superconductor of

			Michael Lorrey
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