Saturday, November 21, 2009

if the earth had rings

it's a neat video and a neat concept but one thing they don't really mention (though it can be plainly seen in some of the shots) is the major downside to having rings - and that is a BIG FARKING SHADOW that would no doubt have a disastrous effect on plant life in the affected regions. (found on boingboing)

1 comment:

cdman83 said...

Very interesting. Maybe would could arrange some kind of energy collectors in a ring format around the earth. It may also help to combat the effects of global warming. Also, it doesn't have to be fully opaque, which would reduce the negative effect of the shadows.

Science-fiction rules! :-)