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Australian astronomers have been studying an intergalactic assassin poised to wipe out life on Earth. Maybe. Observations indicate that cosmological curiosity WR104 may be a killer - and we might be the victim.
On the upside we'll never see it coming. The EM-burst travels the speed of light so the only warning we'd have is dying - which most people will accept is a little too late. The dinosaurs certainly did (some scientists believe historical mass extinctions were caused by similar intergalactic "life reset button" gamma bursts). Even better, this Earthicidal explosion may have already happened with the lethal radiation already speeding its way right at us. On the other hand, the big boom might not happen for hundreds of thousands of years - and might do so without a peep of gamma radiation.
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Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by baseball101
I worry about all manner of crap, but mainly for my two kids.
Originally posted by lastxdance
Maybe they're just "trying to say it's possible" and Eta Carinae, the biggest star in our solar system is set to explode anytime now with all the layers of gas the nebula's been shedding. OUCH!!