Beyond the Black
A quick primer on transhuman habitats
Habitats are covered in detail on p. 280. A quick overview is provided here:
Aerostats are massive cities floating in the upper cloud layers of Venus.
Beehives are tunnel warrens inside asteroids and moons.
Clusters are microgravity habitats consisting of interconnected modules.
Cole bubble habitats are hollowed-out asteroids, terraformed on the inside, and also spun for gravity.
Dome habitats are massive domes built on the surface of moons, asteroids, or Mars.
Hamilton cylinders are self-building advanced nano tech habitats designs.
O’Neill cylinder habitats are like large soda cans, only huge, over a kilometer wide and several kilometers long. The interior is terraformed and the entire cylinder is spun for light gravity. O’Neill cylinders are sometimes paired together, end to end.
Reagan cylinders are an inefficient type of O’Neill cylinder, built by hollowing a cylinder within a spinning asteroid, and used in the Jovian Republic.
Tin can habitats are small, cramped, cheap, modular boxes, typically used in early space colonization.
Torus habitats are big donuts or wheels, spun so that the outer rim has gravity. The interior spokes are zero-G.
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