Re: "the Sun shine from one side first"


Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 20:27:24 -0700 (MST)


> Mark Simmon had an idea and I concur that the 3 giant reflective mirror
> are actually made up of millions of rotating mirrors, with reflective and
> non-reflective surfaces. I supposed that a computer control system will
> slowly turn the mirror when the day begans and slowly turn to the

  That's a needlessly enormous complication... it would be way more
efficient to simply 'reel in' one corner of each mirror mechanically (with
a simple winch) until the sunlight is reflected away from the colony
windows. When you wish to create a day-cycle, merely reel out some slack
in the mirror-cables and let the centripetal accelleration pull it out!
Easy, and way way way less mechanical work for your engineers to do!

                                                                -Probe



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