Wallace Dyson Swarm

Wallace Dyson Swarm
Image from Steve Bowers
This partial swarm intercepts less than three percent of the total luminosity of the star, with most of the intercepted energy utilised for life support systems of various kinds.

Star: HIP 84507
Type: G5
Luminosity: 2.5 x Sol
Distance from Sol: 644 ly
Distance from Beta Arae: 44 ly
Distance from Wilson Swarm: 42 ly

Four small terrestrial planets and a dense asteroid belt were disassembled to create this swarm.

Wallace is a Utopia Sphere dyson swarm, that contains several billion habitats of many sizes. A similar nearby dyson is called Wilson, but a larger fraction of the habitats in the Wallace swarm contain few or no sophonts, instead hosting complex wild ecologies with subsophont animals and animal-like organisms.The ecologies and local environments of each habitat are carefully maintained at optimal conditions by utility fog and low grade / partial angelnetting.

The habitats are very popular with biologists, animal psychologists, and ethnologists. The system is linked to Beta Arae by a medium gauge wormhole for visitors, and there are also several Godweb archailect-only links for the Utopia Sphere minds and their seraiphim.

Notable clades and houses include the Malacologists of New Duibbiyat and the Clade Aruan provolved molluscs.

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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 12 December 2001.