P3_6 Doctor Who - The Impossible Planet?

Tommy Sadler, Ethan Bates, Lois Brewer, Kennedy Smith


We investigate “The Impossible Planet” from Series 2, Episodes 8&9 of Doctor Who [1], a planet in “geostationary” orbit around a black hole. We find that it might not be impossible, by looking at the tidal forces on the planet and using simplified rotating black hole mechanics.

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