Pictured here are two components from the VLSHA (Very Large Solar Heating Array) installed five years ago (2347 C.E.) in solar orbit just inside the orbit of planet Mercury. Solar radiant heat energy is absorbed by the colorful titanium alloy rods and converted in the circular coiled transducers into hypermicrowave energy beams transmitted to our colonies on the Jovian moons Io and Europa. While these components are euphemistically called “hotplates” (in reference to a twentieth century Terran cooking technology) at 3 kilometers in diameter, they could hardly be used for boiling eggs.
Created in Mandelbulb3D v1.8.8, starting with parameters from Cyberhex by Soldeus. Scale up and final render in GIMP v2.8. Best if viewed larger.