Megastructures Star Lifter 3

Part of the "Megastructures: The Visual Encyclopedia" book project, on sale now at

A star lifter removes mass from a star for either raw materials or to change the nature of the star itself. For example, you may remove mass from the star to collect hydrogen or other elements. Or you could remove mass in order to extend the life of the star, to make the star dimmer, or reduce the chances of a super nova.