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Re: How to make Pluto warmer
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2017, 01:38:07 am »

The first example doesn't work because it assumes perfect collimation - that is, INFINITE radiance because everything's at exactly one angle, not spread out at all.

Go on, work out the optics. I mean, actual ray diagrams showing how much power will make it to Pluto… I predict that you are either going to find that the lens has to be ridiculously huge, or make a mistake.

The efficiency of solar panels is not 100%, but it's high enough to be much better than trying to reflect things toward Pluto.
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Re: How to make Pluto warmer
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2017, 10:02:21 am »

Go on, work out the optics. I mean, actual ray diagrams showing how much power will make it to Pluto… I predict that you are either going to find that the lens has to be ridiculously huge, or make a mistake.

I would need to learn much more about optics then, and I assume that there are several different ways of focusing and collimating light, which I would need to compare.
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