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Gamma rays may have devastated life on Earth: Newscientist.com

  1. Sep 25, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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  3. Sep 27, 2003 #2

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    What does a frequency vs GRB-energy (integrated gamma energy above the atmosphere) plot look like? There should be enough data collected by now. Extrapolating this, and making some general assumptions about the source distribution, how many 'devastating to life on Earth' GRBs might there have been in the last 1 billion years?
     
  4. Sep 29, 2003 #3
    Possibly........however, there would be trace residules left..and there are not. For a better idea (perhaps) read the chapter on reoccurring extinctions from my book "Losing Faith" for a sustainable and provable argument.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2003 #4

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    Re: Re: Gamma rays may have devastated life on Earth: Newscientist.com

    What 'trace residules' would you expect there to be?
     
  6. Sep 30, 2003 #5
    That's what I'm wondering as well. surely he doesn't mean left over gamma rays?
     
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