[ExI] Fermi Paradox and GRB bursts

Dan danust2012 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 23:54:29 UTC 2014

Just speculating: Could GRBs have secondary effects on planetary systems, such as burning off too many volatiles (which are then not available, say, for cometary impacts on young worlds?) and shaking up stability (say, causing another heavy bombardment in a system by knocking asteroids off stable/nonintersecting orbits)?

The effects here might be larger because they don't rely on the GRB getting "lucky" to hit the target planet, but rather do something to the system as a whole the lowers the odds of complex life surviving. 


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