Multiverse Predictions for Habitability: Number of Habitable Planets

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Exoplanets

How good is our universe at making habitable planets? The answer to this depends on which factors are important for life: Does a planet need to be Earth mass? Does it need to be inside the temperate zone?

Are systems with hot Jupiters habitable? Adopting different stances on the importance of each of these criteria, as well as the underlying physical processes involved, can affect the probability of being in our universe; this can help to determine whether the multiverse framework is correct or not.

McCullen Sandora
(Submitted on 18 Feb 2019)

Comments: 43 pages, 5 figures and 9 tables
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (astro-ph.CO)
Cite as: arXiv:1902.06784 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1902.06784v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: McCullen Sandora [view email]
[v1] Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:18:51 UTC (249 KB)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.06784
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