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« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2007, 12:14:20 pm »

 Cheesy  Food shortage?  With the price of milk now they’ll be a surplus, LOL.  Meanwhile back on Mars, Qoais, since this is a somewhat appropriate spot for talking about “construct” planets, I’ll go into a little more depth about what I mentioned earlier.

Here’s my starting premise:  Suppose we were a technologically advanced civilization, (which we’re getting there, LOL), and you set out to build a human habitat in outer space.  Let’s call it an artificial planet, or small moon, (and yes inevitably the “the Star Wars death star” comes to mind. So let’s start there, save the planet smashing death ray.  Even the “death star” had a problem, in that it, (at least the second one) needed a force shield from the moon of Endor to protect itself.  We haven’t developed energy shields as of yet, so then what would we do to protect the space station from potentially devastating collisions with meteors and asteroids. 

How about if we began by “towing” small meteors and space debris to the space station and piling them around the outside surface.  If we could keep piling them until we had a layer of ‘basically’ rock surrounding the space station as a “collision” shield of inexpensive, readily available material. 

Once the rock debris was, let’s say a mile thick, it would create it’s own gravitational field.  Now we could walk on the surface of this artificial structure without floating away into space.  At the same time we could also walk on the inside of this surface, making the metal inside sphere of the space station a surface with it’s own gravity. 

Of course only one mile thick would not protect us against larger impacts, as we’ve seen on earth, meteor strikes can impact over a mile into the surface, even after the atmosphere has diminished them.  So we keep piling on more space debris to protect our new home. 

If we can accumulate enough space debris to have a few miles of it, then by now, the increased gravitational field will allow for an atmosphere, however thin.  So we begin to create one by melting space ice into water and perhaps frozen nitrogen that may exit in the outer parts of the solar system, given that at least one of the outer planets is composed mostly of it. 

Well we’ve gone this far, so why not continue.  The weight of all those stones is now pressing inward to crush our metal structure which is basically hollow, as far as it’s density is concerned.  The gravitational forces would be pressing to the center of the layer of rock we’ve been building.  Let’s keep piling it on until it’s miles and miles deep.

By now the gravitational pressure in the center of this rock layer is crushing the rocks and compressing them.  As the pressure increases so does the heat.  The heat eventually becomes intense enough to melt the rock into a molten layer in the center of the surrounding sphere of rock that protects our artificial space station. This is yet an even better layer of protection against astral strikes, because the impacting bodies will now hit two different densities of both solid and liquid matter. 

Well at this point why not increase the density of the atmosphere, and add more water to protect most of the surface with yet another liquid layer of protection.  Now asteroid or comet impacts would hit liquid water, then solid rock, then liquid rock, and then solid rock again, before they could reach our space station.  At this point we are fairly safe from any and most all of the kinds of astral impacts, save a collision with another moon or planet. 

And now we have our own little planet that we could plant life on and come up from our space station to hunt or fish or relax on beaches for recreation.  Perhaps some would even elect to live on the surface, although it would not be as safe as the interior of our now well-protected space station.  I purposely left out that we’d need to build a couple of entrances and exits, because the obvious place for this would be at the top and the bottom, or in other words at the poles…and then we now come to a now obvious similarity.

Given the now much popularized theories of the comet strikes and asteroid collisions that supposedly wiped out the dinosaurs, wouldn’t a “truly” intelligent species choose to build their fragile structures of civilization inside a planet, provided that that planet were indeed hollow?  When I started to muse about “ultimate” space stations, persistent and “crazy” hollow earth theory was not what was on my mind.  But I arrived there by accident with this thought:

What if the “natural” formation of a planet results in a “bubble” of cosmic material that eventually hardens… inside the “bubble” and outside the “bubble” with a molten layer in the center of the “bubble’s” outer sphere?  Then perhaps we are not the most intelligent species on the planet.  Thus, why would extraterrestrial civilizations choose to communicate with the surface people who are “stupid” enough to live on the unprotected surface, to face destruction, after destruction from the skies above? 

Perhaps the Venusians from the interior of Venus, and the Martians from the interior or Mars, observe us frequently on their way to the interior of the Earth to visit the more advanced beings that inhabit our planet's interior.  Are these the the legendary “ant people” with whom the Hopi Indians lived with to survive the destruction of the three “previous worlds.”   Are these advanced beings the zookeepers, and we’re the preserved species living in a natural habitat on the unprotected surface?  This thought has me wondering.  How about you?  Cool


 
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