Comments on NYC Heliostats And Star Wars Orbital Mirrors
Three heliostats in New York City will provide much needed light in the planned Teardrop Park South. The park likes in the shadow of three skyscrapers. (Read
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|"kim stanley robinson's mars series used lenses in orbit to modify the amount of light getting to the surface; similar schemes for mars involving orbiting mirrors have been around since the von braun era iirc"
(nergal 6/7/2005 10:59:41 AM)
|"In SimCity, solar power plants were augmented by solar sattilites to get power at night and boost efficency during the daytime. However, sometimes the satillites were off by several meters causing your surrounding buildings to fry like ants under a magnifying lens."
(Conrad 6/7/2005 1:06:05 PM)
|"What about in K. S. Robbinson's Red Mars. They used an orbital mirror to magnify the suns energy reaching the Martian surface. And then in Blue Mars they inverted the effect to block the amount on solar energy hitting Venus."
(Robb Wetmore 6/13/2005 11:25:30 AM)
|"In response to the mention of the reflecting mirrors in Star Wars using them to boil the water reservoirs on Coruscant, this is not the first time that happens in the Star Wars universe. Much later, during the rise of the New Republic, Rouge Squadron uses the mirrors for just that purpose."
(Axel 6/14/2005 1:18:55 PM)
|"should put the name of your place on more noticable places "
( 6/23/2005 4:36:30 AM)
|"I dunno if it was written earlier than the StarWars book, but in Stephen Baxter's book Manifold:Space, Lunar inhabitants use Mirror to reflect sunlight unto the Moon to prevent the air from snowing out. "
(Keapon 8/21/2005 4:59:07 PM)
|"dude that is cool man how do you do that
(dude_,am 2/9/2006 2:14:41 AM)
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