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Ultimate Solar System contains 60 Earths in a Binary System
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(06-12-2016, 07:32 AM)sandcastles Wrote: Don't more massive stars have wider habitable zones? Sol might have thousands of bodies in the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud (implying that Sol could have thousands of planets). So a giant star's radiation, pushing material out, might have its planets much further away...giant stars are too young to have habitable planets, but there might still be many of them orbiting one star. Then somebody with advanced technology could cool them off and terraform them. Does that make any sense?

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The brightest O-Type stars might have habitable zones that are literally light-days out from the star. That said, their habitable zone would not be wider than Sols, just farther out. It should also be noted that a much larger star will suck up more material from the stellar nursery as it is forming, leaving less for any potential planets to accrete from. Still, a particularly rich stellar nursery might make up for that, and we keep finding more planet size bodies the more we look, so this might be possible in at least some cases.

A technology capable of interstellar travel (and certainly the kind of tech we describe in OA), could likely set up shop on almost any reasonably solid chunk of mass and make a go of it if it wanted to.

Todd
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RE: Ultimate Solar System contains 60 Earths in a Binary System - by Drashner1 - 06-16-2016, 12:31 PM

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