Title

An Analysis of the Habitability of Planets Around Schwartzfield-Type Black Holes

Presenter Information

James MifflinFollow

Campus

Gainesville

Subject Area

Physics

Location

Nesbitt 3204

Start Date

23-3-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

23-3-2018 2:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Schwartzfield-type black holes of stellar to intermediate size are predicted to be some of the most common unseen interstellar objects in astronomy. This abundance raises the question of whether extrasolar planets that have formed around these black holes could harbor life. Components such as tidal heating, hawking radiation, and other exotic factors were usedto determine a suitable range around a black hole in which water might be a liquid. Then, compositions of said planets and what that might mean for the biochemistries of theoretical life that could have formed on such worlds was elaborated on.

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An Analysis of the Habitability of Planets Around Schwartzfield-Type Black Holes

Nesbitt 3204

Schwartzfield-type black holes of stellar to intermediate size are predicted to be some of the most common unseen interstellar objects in astronomy. This abundance raises the question of whether extrasolar planets that have formed around these black holes could harbor life. Components such as tidal heating, hawking radiation, and other exotic factors were usedto determine a suitable range around a black hole in which water might be a liquid. Then, compositions of said planets and what that might mean for the biochemistries of theoretical life that could have formed on such worlds was elaborated on.