Escher Dyson Sphere
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A sufficiently advanced race who wanted to maximize real estate
and utilize all of their star's radiant energy might build a sphere around their sun.
This notion has been called a Dyson Sphere
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At the equator a spinning sphere would have enough angular momentum
to offset the star's gravity, but the poles would be prone to collapse.
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One way to address this would be a series of Larry Niven type ring worlds
tilted at different angles to the plane of ecliptic.
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The M. C. Escher's Concentric Rinds intersect,
sometimes three rings at a juncture, sometimes four.
Even so, I believe Escher's print looks like a multi-ringworld system.
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M.C. Escher's Concentric Rinds ©1998 Cordon Art B.V. - Baarn - Holland. All rights reserved
Used with permission
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Hop David
Box 39, Ajo, Arizona 85321
520-387-7688, Fax 520-387-7505
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hopspage@tabletoptelephone.com
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Hop's Pages:

Hop's Escher Like Tiles

Tessellating Blocks Toys that tessellate have the power to approximate any shape.

Delta Blocks (Inspired by Escher) This page discusses my toy which was inspired by M.C. Escher's print Flatworms.  Flatwormsshows a structure made from the octahedron/tetrahedron tessellation. The octahedron, tetrahedron structure was also promoted by Buckminster Fuller.

Ram's Horn. A ram's horn spiral plus some spiral tessellations.

Buckminster Fuller's Octetruss This page briefly discusses Buckminster Fuller's invention based on the octahedron/tetrahedron tessellation. For more on Fuller please go to the Links to Other Folks Pages page.

Other Escher Ideas
Escher Perspective Study This page discusses perspective, also features one of my drawings - "Crab".

Curl-Ups as Robots? I asked a Dutch friend to translate the Escher print "Curl Ups". His comments suggest Curl Ups as robots. His translation and comments are on this page.

Miscellaneous
Fractals from Kepler's Solids This page discusses a fractal idea I had, plus illustrations.

Double Tetrahedron Fractal. A three dimensional  version of the double triangle fractal. This model is incomplete and not very well done. However, I think it suggests an likable family of fractals. This family has an interesting connection with the golden mean

Some thoughts on Christianity

Links To Other Folk's Pages This is an indeed motley assortment of pages. Lots of good stuff!

Hop's Personal Page A page about me.

Ajo Copper News. Our business, a weekly newspaper

Gabrielle's page My sister's page