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Elements S4 • E34

Could Black Holes Made of Light Power Our Spaceships?

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Published on Mar 23, 2019

What exactly would it take to create our very own Swartzchild Kugelblitz?

Could a Dyson Sphere Harness the Full Power of the Sun? - https://youtu.be/jOHMQbffrt4

Read More:
Kugelblitz! Powering a Starship With a Black Hole
https://www.space.com/24306-interstel...
"Interstellar flight certainly ranks among the most daunting challenges ever postulated by human civilization. The distances to even the closest stars are so stupendous that constructing even a scale model of interstellar distance is impractical. For instance, if on such a model the separation of the Earth and sun is 1 inch (2.5 centimeters), the nearest star to our solar system (Proxima Centauri) would be 4.3 miles (6.9 kilometers) away!"

Kugelblitz Black Holes: Lasers & Doom
https://futurism.com/kugelblitz-black...
"A kugelblitz black hole could theoretically be created by aiming lasers vastly more powerful than anything we have today at a single point. Logically, one could assume that turning off the lasers would ‘turn off’ the black hole? Well, that’s not quite right"

What is a Dyson sphere?
https://earthsky.org/space/what-is-a-...
"In recent years, astronomers explored that possibility with a bizarre star, known to astronomers as KIC 8462852 – more popularly called Tabby’s Star for its discoverer Tabetha Boyajian. This star’s strange light was originally thought to indicate a possible Dyson sphere. That idea has been discarded, but, in 2018, other possibilities emerged, such as that of using the Gaia mission to search for Dyson spheres."
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