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Re: 'Sorry, We'll Be Late'

From: Brian Straight <brians@mdbs.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 10:40:11 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 01 Feb 1999 12:52:45 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Sorry, We'll Be Late'



>Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 20:08:50 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
>From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: 'Sorry, We'll Be Late'


>This New Scientist article which suggests that the rate of large
>gamma-ray bursts which are sufficient to wipe out all life in
>our galaxy is about once every few hundred million years has
>many big implications.

I'm sure I read somewhere that there was a relativistic
'beaming' effect from a gamma ray burst--i.e. most of the
radiation erupts primarily in opposite directions perpendicular
to the combined magnetic field of the colliding objects.  In
this case, sterilization would occur along the path of the beam
for those inhabited zones in relative proximity to the burst.
Inhabited zones outside the path of the beam would be relatively
unaffected.

Does anyone have the physics knowledge to confirm the above
impression?

Brian

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