Megastructures: Flat Earths

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Our planet is so enormous that it can often appear flat to those living on it, as time went on and we determined it was a sphere, many still chose to assume it was a flat disc. While this notion is outdated, it is possible to construct an artificial planet as a discworld, and such worldbuilding shapes may have some advantages over a sphere. In this episode we will examine a number of Flat Earth models and some variations on the theme, and see what advantages and disadvantages they have, along with the challenges in constructing them.

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Megastructures: Flat Earths
Episode 162, Season 4 E48

Isaac Arthur

Daniel McNamara
Darius Said
Keith Blockus
Matthew Acker

Isaac Arthur

Cover Artist:
Jakub Grygier

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Bryan Versteeg
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Isaac Arthur

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Luca DeRosa – [email protected]

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