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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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  • Subject
    • Physics & Astronomy

  • Institution
    • Gainesville

  • Event location
    • Nesbitt 3204

  • Event date
    • 23 March 2018

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022