10. "RE: A question on Dyson Spheres & UF"
In response to message #8
>>"some sort of stellar regulator for the star that was originally in it" > >Interesting! Am I correct in assuming that the star the Sphere was >originally built for was well into the end stages of its existence, >then? Presumably, if the star was currently in need of a regulator, >the people involved in folding the Sphere would have noted that.
It's never come up on-screen, but all that was inside it when the Kridanik Fleet arrived was a white dwarf—the degenerate-matter cinder that's left after fusion has ceased in a star that was not massive enough to go supernova. Certain inferences can be drawn from the fact that the sphere does not appear large enough to contain a red giant of a size that would have produced a white dwarf remnant of the observed size, but unfortunately, detailed study of phenomena such as these are not in the Zentraedi priority stack, as such, so a lot of the data necessary to support follow-up investigations is not available.
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