Dyson swarms of von Neumann probes: prospects and predictions

Haliki E.

International Journal Of Astrobiology, vol.19, no.6, pp.1-8, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1473550420000257
  • Title of Journal : International Journal Of Astrobiology
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8


According to the Kardashev scale, possible Type-II and above civilizations could use energy sources of the universe in different ways. Self-replicator von Neumann probes believed to invade any galaxies in various studies could also have uses for gaining energy, in which Dyson swarm structures are likely to consist of probes that could emit energy from any luminous celestial object is to be considered first. On addressing some possible dynamical properties of probes, the study has examined in which size and populations they could enfold a star and how they could have observational evidences according to relevant star's energy output. On the basis of our solar system, it has also been shown using a weighted-directed network structure what kind of population and route they could have in case of spreading to the nearest-neighbouring stars.