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MDA
05-03-2008, 15:34:50
a solution to global warming?

"A spectacular, rotating binary star system is a ticking time bomb, ready to throw out a searing beam of high-energy gamma rays and Earth may be right in the line of fire."

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/node/1878

MoSe
05-03-2008, 15:40:11
ROASTED DUCK

Drekkus
05-03-2008, 16:00:33
"Further research would be required to determine if we are exactly in line with the axis of the system but even if we are, we probably still have hundreds of thousands of years to come up with a solution, said Tuthill."

Bah, I get all stressed out about my childrens future, to find we have a few 100.000 years ahead of us. I'd like that kind of info at the start of the article!

MDA
05-03-2008, 16:54:41
it could have already exploded and the gamma rays haven't reached us yet!!!

yeah, I used 3 exclamation points for the maximum panic inducing effect

MoSe
05-03-2008, 17:21:48
Originally posted by MDA
it could have already exploded and the gamma rays haven't reached us yet!!!

we'll know when we'll see [well, detect] them, right?
:D

Venom
05-03-2008, 18:08:22
If we see the explosion, doesn't that mean that the gamma rays are already here?

Cruddy
05-03-2008, 18:38:26
Depends on whether they drive a faster car or disobey speeding laws.

Cruddy
06-03-2008, 17:25:05
Oh, GAMMA rays. I thought you said hammerhead sharks.

Anyway, it makes no difference, El Presidente has clearly said that "fish and humans can peacefully coexist".

C.G.B. Spender
06-03-2008, 19:01:36
Gamma Ray is a good song