The impact of tidal disruption events on galactic habitability

  title={The impact of tidal disruption events on galactic habitability},
  author={Emily Garr Pacetti and Amedeo Balbi and Manasvi Lingam and Francesco Tombesi and Eric S. Perlman},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Tidal disruption events (TDEs) are characterized by the emission of a short burst of high-energy radiation. We analyse the cumulative impact of TDEs on galactic habitability using the Milky Way as a proxy. We show that X-rays and extreme ultraviolet radiation emitted during TDEs can cause hydrodynamic escape and instigate biological damage. By taking the appropriate variables into consideration, such as the efficiency of atmospheric escape and distance from the Galactic centre, we demonstrate… 

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