posted on May, 28 2014 @ 06:36 PM
To be honest I am just as afraid of asteroids as I am of gamma ray bursts. Asteroids are much more likely to hit earth, at least I would think so, but
a gamma ray burst is still terrifying. The good news is that these bursts would have to be aimed right at us to do any damage. They have two beams
that shoot out, which means the chances of them hitting a small target like earth is slim. But we may not even see one coming. By the time the light
from a supernova reaches us, so does the burst. I don't know what all it would do, but it would likely fry the ozone layer completely, which I don't
have to tell you is a bad thing. Probably would not recover from that.
Even with all the talk of the depletion of the ozone layer it has likely only decreased by maybe 5%, or perhaps even less. But even a short gamma ray
burst, lasting just seconds, could potentially deplete a large percentage, or even the whole, of that protection. So while it is a scary thing, as far
as destruction of life as we know it, the odds should be on the side of the earth. Which is good news.