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Post by Solar Crimson on Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:13 pm

When massive stars explode, they can send out a jet of radiation called a Gamma Ray Burst. Containing more energy than what the Sun will produce in its entire lifespan but lasting only mere seconds, this ray travels at light speed and is very destructive. Astronomers have detected many over the years, but all have thankfully been too far away for it to do anything to us.

However, if one were to occur within--say--10 lightyears of Earth, the consequences would be deadly. As I said before, they travel at light speed, so by the time we detect one, it would be too late for us to do anything about it. It would strike the Earth and immediately destroy our ozone layer. The living things on the side of the Earth that got hit by the ray would instantly be killed, while the rest of the world would experience rising temperatures, eventually becoming too high for most complex life to bare.

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Post by KomachiHime-sama on Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:04 pm

that IS scary Shocked
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Post by Silence on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:55 pm

Solar Crimson wrote:When massive stars explode, they can send out a jet of radiation called a Gamma Ray Burst. Containing more energy than what the Sun will produce in its entire lifespan but lasting only mere seconds, this ray travels at light speed and is very destructive. Astronomers have detected many over the years, but all have thankfully been too far away for it to do anything to us.

However, if one were to occur within--say--10 lightyears of Earth, the consequences would be deadly. As I said before, they travel at light speed, so by the time we detect one, it would be too late for us to do anything about it. It would strike the Earth and immediately destroy our ozone layer. The living things on the side of the Earth that got hit by the ray would instantly be killed, while the rest of the world would experience rising temperatures, eventually becoming too high for most complex life to bare.

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Post by 7/7/7 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:24 pm

the good stuff....every1 enjoyin those solar storms yet?
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Post by KomachiHime-sama on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:41 pm

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Post by 7/7/7 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:29 pm

i wonder how bad it will get...and if it'll actually knock out the power grids in the states
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Post by Silence on Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:31 am

ok thats even scarier now doesnt that cause like radiation sickness?!
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Post by KomachiHime-sama on Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:16 pm

Silence wrote:ok thats even scarier now doesnt that cause like radiation sickness?!

wut? solar storms?

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Post by Solar Crimson on Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:35 pm

Yes, my storms cause people to mutate into horrific beings. :p

In all seriousness, the worse a solar storm can do is knock out power grids and disable satellites. But since our society is so reliant on them...
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Post by 7/7/7 on Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:40 pm

Solar Crimson wrote:Yes, my storms cause people to mutate into horrific beings. :p

In all seriousness, the worse a solar storm can do is knock out power grids and disable satellites. But since our society is so reliant on them...
yea..i remember reading something about them saying how a solar storm hit awhile ago...but technology wasn't wut it is now....ppl lose their minds when they can't use their cellphones 4 a few minutes...so it would be chaos 4 alot of folks...wut else would be affected...GPS?...wut about tv or internet?
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Post by KomachiHime-sama on Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:39 pm

i suppose its possible

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Post by Solar Crimson on Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:43 pm

delete wrote:
Solar Crimson wrote:Yes, my storms cause people to mutate into horrific beings. :p

In all seriousness, the worse a solar storm can do is knock out power grids and disable satellites. But since our society is so reliant on them...
yea..i remember reading something about them saying how a solar storm hit awhile ago...but technology wasn't wut it is now....ppl lose their minds when they can't use their cellphones 4 a few minutes...so it would be chaos 4 alot of folks...wut else would be affected...GPS?...wut about tv or internet?
Yep. GPS would be gone. The Internet most likely would be, too. TV... I'm not sure.
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Post by 7/7/7 on Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:51 am

but i need my net..c'mon solar y u gotta hit us with these storms man?
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Post by Clinton Girkin on Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:03 pm

Don't gamma rays just turn you into the Incredible Hulk?

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Post by Solar Crimson on Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:38 pm

delete wrote:but i need my net..c'mon solar y u gotta hit us with these storms man?
Because I like to shake things up. Twisted Evil


Clinton Girkin wrote:Don't gamma rays just turn you into the Incredible Hulk?
Not when you're hit with billions of years worth of solar radiation at once.
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Post by 7/7/7 on Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:00 pm

i find stuff like this real interesting...makes me realize how small i am...i was reading something earlier and they were talkin about how many asteroids fly right past us on a daily basis...this stuff is so intriguing
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Post by KomachiHime-sama on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:12 am

Solar Crimson wrote:
delete wrote:but i need my net..c'mon solar y u gotta hit us with these storms man?
Because I like to shake things up. Twisted Evil


Clinton Girkin wrote:Don't gamma rays just turn you into the Incredible Hulk?
Not when you're hit with billions of years worth of solar radiation at once.

then youd jus be incredible pulp

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Post by 7/7/7 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:44 am

that was a good 1
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Post by KomachiHime-sama on Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:05 am

made me lol Laughing

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Post by Solar Crimson on Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:46 pm

LMAO at Incredible Pulp. Laughing

delete wrote:i find stuff like this real interesting...makes me realize how small i am...i was reading something earlier and they were talkin about how many asteroids fly right past us on a daily basis...this stuff is so intriguing
Yep. There was one asteroid that flew by so close to Earth that it was the equivalent of a person being grazed by a bullet.
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Post by 7/7/7 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:46 pm

Solar Crimson wrote:
Yep. There was one asteroid that flew by so close to Earth that it was the equivalent of a person being grazed by a bullet.
i was watchin "known universe" : cosmic collisions...n thought about this thread
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Post by Solar Crimson on Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:09 pm

I haven't been watching much TV lately. Except for Fringe and some syndicated stuff, that is.

If I had cable in my room, I could watch the Science Channel, NatGeo, and some other stuff.

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Post by 7/7/7 on Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:26 pm

i watch most my tv stuff online now...i caught that universe ep only cause my net went out...but found it interesting since joe rogan was talkin about cosmic collisions...then my net goes out n it's an ep about that stuff on tv
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