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Rigorous Science How can a Type II civilization influence accretion rates from a debris disk to a passing star?

A young B-type star (with a mass of about 10 M$_{\odot}$) is surrounded by a debris disk extending from about 2 AU to 1000 AU away. The disk has a mass of about 300 Earth masses - enough to form qu...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  edited 2y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Rigorous Science What is the most efficient way of mining energy from a flare star?

Set in the distant future, human is transitioning to a type 3 advanced civilization on a Kardashev scale in about a hundred years or two. We have nearly exhausted the energy from our Sun and severa...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Rigorous Science How would a Type I civilization habitable planet be any different to a Type II civilization habitable planet?

This question is a different version of other questions that I have found here discussing a similar but different problem. The problem I'm facing here is about the excess or waste heat that an adv...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Abanob Ebrahim‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Abanob Ebrahim‭

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Rigorous Science How can I make a black dwarf star?

In response to a question about an asteroid filled with degenerate matter, Ender Look suggested that using matter from a black dwarf would be better than using matter from a white dwarf since black...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Rigorous Science Entry requirements for a Type n civilization

This question about genetics (not required reading) contains the phrase "science of a Type II civilization." This got me to thinking: although we intuitively know what this means, does this actual...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by 2012rcampion‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by 2012rcampion‭

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Rigorous Science What inventions/technology would we have to create to achieve a Type I status on the Kardashev scale?

Hope this isn't too broad. I tried to make it as easy to understand as possible. A list of these technologies would be great

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Max‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Max‭

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Rigorous Science powersource with managably sized wormholes

Let's assume that I managed to create a wormhole, only problem is,that I have to observe it with microscopes (it's so small), but I can keep it open. Also, I have a dyson sphere. I want the power ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Rigorous Science Does the Kardashev scale have points below zero?

There's a Kardashev scale in which Earth civilisation is at 0 (the lowest) level with all following levels being purely hypothetical and describing civilisations more advanced than human. Is there...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by trejder‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by trejder‭

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Rigorous Science an artificial fission star

A K2+ civilization wants to build a fission star, a huge mass of fissile material which doesn't collapse due to the radiation emitted by its fission decay. I know there are reactors like the aqueou...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by SilverCookies‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by SilverCookies‭

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Rigorous Science How can we extinguish a supernova?

Assuming in a galaxy far far away there is a Type 2 civilization (currently on the verge of making the transition to Type 3). Their scientists predicted that the star (red giant) they are orbiting...

7 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by user6760‭

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Rigorous Science How could a civilization trigger star formation?

I'm going for the ultimate in world building here: Creating a whole new star. I have a race that's about a Type II civilization (as per the Kardashev scale). The important thing here is that they'...

7 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by HDE 226868‭

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Rigorous Science Is it possible for type II civ to resuscitate dying star?

I suppose there is sufficient time for us to achieve type 2 civ status on the Kardashev scale, that means we cannibalise the Sun! Joke aside would such a civilization level be sufficient to revert ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by user6760‭

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Rigorous Science Celestial arrangement for the Cube World

An earlier question here concerning a cube-shaped planet got me thinking. Suppose an artificial world-sized engineering project as described in this answer The K-II civilization that built it ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by JDługosz‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by JDługosz‭

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Rigorous Science Could a civilization engineer supernovae?

The Eternal Emperor wants to throw a party the likes of which the galaxy has never seen. The billionth anniversary of his reign is fast approaching (a mere hundred thousand years away!). He has bro...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Kys‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Kys‭

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Rigorous Science How to get across the galaxy moving slower than light - in a single lifetime?

All the recent talk on Worldbuilding about the vast energies available to higher-level Kardashev civilizations, the need for 50,000 year message-systems, and so on, got me thinking. With enough ene...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Serban Tanasa‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Serban Tanasa‭

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Rigorous Science What sort of problem would drive a near omnipotent civilization to seek an "outside the box" solution?

The Setup A while back, I read an article in which the author compared the rise and fall of civilizations in the universe to a forest. In the forest, small plants come into being, grow, and die o...

13 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Trekkie‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Trekkie‭

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Rigorous Science To dwarf all inhabitatable objects

Scenario This is set in the future; humans already achieved Type II civilization status. Humans conquered the entire Solar System and managed to colonize Jupiter and all its moons. The next big ch...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by user6760‭

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Rigorous Science Type 2 civilization orbiting twin yellow hypergiants system possible?

Imagine a world so brilliant and yet unthinkable - a habitable Earth-like planet infested with intelligent life attempting to erect a flexible Dyson sphere enveloping two yellow hypergiants. I know...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by user6760‭

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