Are Gamma-Ray Bursts Dangerous?

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Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe, but gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful. It is hypothesized that a gamma-ray burst in the Milky Way aimed at Earth could wipe out humanity.

Are Gamma Ray Bursts Dangerous?

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