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Title: Bioenergetics and stellar luminosities
Authors: Sivaram, C
Arun, K
Arun, K
Keywords: Bioenergetics;Kleiber's law;Stellar luminosities;Eddington luminosity;Gunn luminosity
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: International Journal of Astrobiology (First view)
Abstract: We draw attention to a curious coincidence wherein the most (steadily emitting) luminous objects in the Universe from stellar X-ray sources to ultra-luminous quasars and Ultra Luminous Infrared Galaxies, steadily emit a power per unit mass, which is just the same value as the maximal metabolic rate in (warm-blooded) bio-organisms.
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ISSN: 1473-5504
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