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by treptoplax
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 63
Views: 24314

Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

Hello Randall Munroe, in the What-If post "Black Hole Moon" you have written: But there would be one interesting effect: In addition to getting darker, Earth would get colder, because moonlight warms the Earth. It's a very tiny contributor to our global energy balance; the Moon is five or...
by treptoplax
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0129: "Black Hole Moon"
Replies: 63
Views: 24314

Re: What-If 129: "Black Hole Moon"

It's quite possible this could solve the energy crisis; just build a tiny Dyson sphere (!) around it and dump matter in, then beam the energy back to earth.

(Not my idea originally; advanced aliens used this to power a weapon in, IIRC, a Larry Niven novel.)

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