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Default Portals and Pocket Universes

So, how do portals work? How are they built? And how big do they get?

In the Ringworld thread, Mike Wightman suggested that a Ringworld would make a portal big enough to pinch off a star into a pocket universe.

So how does THAT work? When you have a single portal, unconnected to any other portal, does it 'create' pocket universes?

Well, no. At least not automatically. First there's the need for the proper technology. So I suggest that a "Pincher" is made up of two things:

1. A portal, unconnected to another portal.

2. An "injector" - a mechanism that forces part of this universe through an unconnected portal, presumably causing that space to be separated, pinched off, from the universe.

The larger the portal, the larger the objects which may be forced into that pocket of space.

So if you want a star in that pocket universe, you'll need a Ringworld-sized portal.
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