I recently had an idea for a plant that produces a fluid with high surface tension, preventing it from escaping as droplets. The fluid could be spun and the centrifugal force would hold it in disk shape. If the plants were underwater (or in space) gravity would not deform the disks much either. With a very high surface tension and a very high rate of speed, the disks could be very thin and so not need much matter to cover an area and collect light. If in space, friction would be minimized and so would the energy necessary to keep the disks spinning. Multiple opposed disks in parallel would cancel torque and the plant could remain pointed at the sun. After I had the idea, I drew some very rough sketches, but they aren't worth showing. What I'm stuck on now is how the plants repair damage from micrometeorites that strike the cymbal leaves, possibly causing them to fly apart. Where can you get nutrient matter in space when all there is is the hydrogen ions of the solar wind?
Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.