Re: Distant Gamma Ray Burster Nailed

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 21 May 1997 11:01:14 -0400

Carl Feynman wrote:
> >Sounds to me like these gamma ray emissions may be just a normal part
> >of galactic dynamics.
> Well, they seem to happen on the average once every million years per
> galaxy, so they are hardly uncommon. But they are not galaxy-sized effects,
> like the antimatter fountain. Since they vary over time scales as short as
> a millisecond, they can't be bigger than a light-millisecond across, i.e.
> 3000 km. I just did a back of the envelope calculation (well, in my head,
> actually) and determined that to get all the gamma rays from a burst into a
> volume that small, they would have to be compressed to the density of lead.
> Cool, huh?

A 3000km dia. neutron bomb?

> --CarlF

			Michael Lorrey
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