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So if you're on a Ringworld, you wouldn't see any evidence from the ground that...you're on a ring world?

Wouldn't there at least be a black band in the sky cutting across the stars at night?

How does the horizon work on a Ringworld?

I've not been on one, so I can't say.
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So if you're on a Ringworld, you wouldn't see any evidence from the ground that...you're on a ring world?

Wouldn't there at least be a black band in the sky cutting across the stars at night?

How does the horizon work on a Ringworld?

I've not been on one, so I can't say.
The curvature of a ringworld is so slight from the vantage point of someone standing on the surface that it would be unnoticeable. The "land" would seem to go off into infinity as a "flatland" until atmospheric haze obscured it from view at sufficient distances.

Think of the curvature of the surface of the Earth (and the horizon we perceive from the surface) , and compare that to the curvature of an immense ringworld along its entire orbital arc.
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Wouldn't there at least be a black band in the sky cutting across the stars at night?
On a Niven ringworld, you'd see a dashed line in the sky (if you had a really good telescope).
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niven in "ringworld" described it plausibly.
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niven in "ringworld" described it plausibly.
Which I read in 1981, forgive me for not keeping up.
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See? This ring world could be in a binary star system.
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