Some Sketches of Dyson Spheres

Early Stage in the Construction of a Dyson Sphere

Image of a star enclosed by several bands of solar collectors

Solar collectors are placed in orbit around a star, gathering energy for use in orbital colonies and factories around them (not visible on this picture). As they become more numerous, they are gathered into bands inclined to each other to limit shading.

Late Stage in Construction

Image of a the star almost completely enclosed in a shell

The star is now almost completely enclosed by solar collectors gathering most of its output. The bands of collectors have slightly different radii, giving the system a shell-like appearance.

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