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Makenchi45 t1_is9b8zn wrote

Are we sure?


fixminer t1_is9m3jr wrote

That there is no danger? Well, if there was, we'd already be dead.


LegitimateGift1792 t1_isb2cdw wrote

What if this is a prelude to war, aka a shot across our bow, cosmically speaking. /s


DellSalami t1_is9vztm wrote

Hypothetically, how close could a GRB come to earth without killing us? If it passes through the solar system but manages to miss everything, does it still cause damage by proximity?


Earthling7228320321 t1_ises3t6 wrote

I've known about GRBs for a long time. The old gunshots of the universe and all.

But what I've only recently learned of is the phenomena of a magnatars crust cracking, which apparently produces a star quake, which is like the bomb of the universe and can wipe life out for lightyears around it.

I also heard that we have no such known candidates for this in our neighborhood of the galaxy. Which is prolly good.

Still tho, magnetars need more research. They seem extraordinarily fascinating.