Remember our three-part series on space colony form factors? (Just say "yes.") 

The prevailing wisdom is that the shape of any large-scale space colony would have to circle back on itself so that the gravity created by rotating it would maximize the usable surface area:

We can't help but think of this while looking at the images from photographer Aydin Büyüktas' killer Flatland series:

How does he do it? Büyüktas sends a drone up to take aerial shots, then stitches them together digitally. See more of them here.

Via Colossal

See Also:

Space Colony Form Factors, Part 1: Bernal Spheres

Space Colony Form Factors, Part 2: O'Neill Cylinders

Space Colony Form Factors, Part 3: The Stanford Torus and Beyond





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