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Sept. 10, 2008: Astronomers announced today that a remarkable gamma-ray burst visible to the human eye earlier this year came from an explosive stellar jet aimed almost directly at Earth.
Originally posted by altered_states
... if that GAMMA- RAY BURST which was pointed at earth had been closer it would of wiped all of mankind
Originally posted by St Udio
reply to post by altered_states
one might say that event is a prelude to what's likely to happen in the 2012 finale'.
but, the object in the OP was a staggering 7.5 Billion light-years away...
and i think that distance means that that GRB was about halfway across the observable universe from Earth.
Whereas, the GRB, expected in 2012 will originate a mere 26,000 light-year away in the area of the Galactic Center Black-Hole
thanks for the posting the interesting event .