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Gamma-ray bursts bad news for life: Earth may have been zapped, leading to mass extinctions.
Deadly jets of high-energy radiation may short-circuit life throughout the cosmos. These gamma-ray bursts occur enough in about 90 percent of galaxies to sterilize planets, including worlds that would be ideal for life, a report in the Dec. 5 Physical Review Letters concludes. Earth itself has been zapped, the study suggests, perhaps contributing to mass extinctions.
Some scientists say the study doesn't properly account for the resilience of life, particularly life protected by an...
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