Re: MEDIA: NOVA on Gamma Ray Bursters

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 09:05:30 MST

You know, dealing with the "sun is mostly iron" thread, lets assume that
our suns 'supernova' 5 billion years ago produced a GRB that wiped out
life in a radius of x light years from the Sun. How big a radius would
that be, and could the Fermi paradox be explained by intelligent
spacefaring races avoiding our region, expecting no life to exist here
due to the GRB?

Brian D Williams wrote:
> Last nights PBS show NOVA broadcast here in the Chicago area, was
> about gamma ray bursters.
> Check local listings.
> Brian
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