Re: MEDIA: NOVA on Gamma Ray Bursters

Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 20:43:05 MST

       John K Clark      wrote
"I don't see how Gamma ray Bursters could explain the Fermi paradox.
A burst only lasts a few seconds so half of the planet would be
shielded by 8000 miles of rock. There would be survivors."

Yea, I thought the same thing, gammas are absorbed by meters of rock and iron
etc, so why would it torch everything? They implied in their graphic that
the atmosphere would all be ionized, perhaps around the globe.... someone
has modeled this?


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