P3_1 Black Hole formation within Starkiller Base

Max Harvey, Ben Harding, Jack Acton, Ricky Kneebone


In the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", Starkiller Base pulls an entire star into its fuel chamber to power a laser weapon system. By estimating the dimensions of the fuel chamber, we find that the maximum mass a fuelling star can have before it collapses into a black hole is approximately 7.5 M☉, however, the additional gravitational force produced would make the planet uninhabitable.

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