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[sci.astro] Stars (Astronomy Frequently Asked Questions) (7/9)
Section - G.07 What will happen on Earth if a nearby star explodes?

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A nice article by Michael Richmond <mwrsps@rit.edu> may be found at
<URL:http://a188-L009.rit.edu/richmond/answers/snrisks.txt>.  His
conclusion is:

"I suspect that a type II explosion must be within a few parsecs of
the Earth, certainly less than 10 pc, to pose a danger to life on
Earth.  I suspect that a type Ia explosion, due to the larger amount
of high-energy radiation, could be several times farther away.  My
guess is that the X-ray and gamma-ray radiation are the most important
at large distances."

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Top Document: [sci.astro] Stars (Astronomy Frequently Asked Questions) (7/9)
Previous Document: G.06 Which nearby stars might become supernovae?
Next Document: G.08 How are stars named? Can I name/buy one?

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