Title Flash, aah-aah! Could a gamma ray burst eradicate all life on Earth? Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 20/02/12 Description Ever since they were discovered accidentally in the 1960s, gamma ray bursts (GRBs) have continued to amaze and puzzle astronomers worldwide. In nearly 50 years of research there seem to have been more theories trying to explain GRBs then there have been actual GRBs.
So just what are GRBs? Where do they come from? And what would happen if one occurred in our cosmic backyard?
URL https://theconversation.com/flash-aah-aah-could-a-gamma-ray-burst-eradicate-all-life-on-earth-5291 Persons David Coward