Upper limit of habitable worlds in one solar system?
October 8, 2005 10:41 PM Subscribe
After seeing the recent movie Serenity, and having my intelligence insulted by how poorly thought out the universe is (it's all supposed to be taking place in one solar system, with hundreds of habitable worlds), I was wondering what the theoretical upper limit of possible habitable worlds in a single solar system is. Assume the normal Earth-like worlds, and moons of Jovians. [Slightly More Inside]
posted by geekhorde to science & nature (70 answers total)
My other thought was what if you took a supergiant star like Betelgeuse and had some brown dwarfs in orbit around it. What's the upper limit on that? Also, does anyone know of any good webpages that would do these calculations for you?