Could Black Holes Made of Light Power Our Spaceships?

There are some crazy ideas for spacecraft propulsion out there, but tops among them must be the idea to power an interstellar craft with a black hole. Wait it gets crazier. The black hole is made of light. Yes, that’s right, a black hole, which is a region in space where the gravity is so […]

Do aliens exist? If they did, would we know? | NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller

One of the biggest questions is, could there be other life besides us out there in the universe? And I think pretty much every scientist I know feels that there must be. I mean, just simply the numbers– in our galaxy alone, there are half a trillion stars. And we’re now beginning to realize that […]

The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations

Black holes are the largest collections of pure violent energy in the universe. If you come too close, they’ll devour you and add your energy to their collection. And so, the energy is lost to us forever. Or is it? It turns out there’s a universe cheat code. A way of powering civilizations until the […]

How to Build a Dyson Sphere – The Ultimate Megastructure

Human history is told by the energy we use. At first we had to use our muscles, then we learned to control fire. We industrialized the world using coal and oil and entered the Atomic Age when we learned how to split a nucleus. At each step, we increased our energy harvest to a scale […]

What If Humanity Built a Dyson Sphere in the Solar System? | Unveiled

What If We Fitted the Sun with a Dyson Sphere? The sun is the strongest source of energy in the solar system. Every single second, 600 million tons of hydrogen is burned as fuel to produce the heat and light we experience on Earth… it’s an arrangement that’s set to continue for another 5 billion […]

Could a Dyson Sphere Harness the Full Power of the Sun?

The Sun produces more energy than we can can comprehend. Its core reaches a predicted temperature of 15 million degrees Celsius or roughly the same temperature as an exploding hydrogen bomb. This is the scorching section of the Sun where nuclear fusion occurs. The process releases massive amounts of energy which eventually makes its way […]