An extremely rare event, a giant fly from an intergalactic distance, was reported by Science Times. Phenomenon Named the GRB 200415A gamma-ray burst.
The phenomenon that passed to Mars in April 2020 was observed from the International Space Station and several satellites, but was first detected by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope.
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) regularly reach Earth, because this is really nothing more than a constant accompaniment of solar outbursts. Fortunately, the Van Allen region from Earth captures most of it, and only the strongest ones reach the atmosphere, causing a beautiful light phenomenon, which is the Northern Lights.
What was the true rarity of the 140ms event was its colossal strength and the colossal distance from which it came. The missile, also detected by the ESA’s ESA INTEGRAL satellite, contained an astonishing amount of energy that even surpassed the sun.
According to an international organization of researchers called the Planetary Network (IPN), the eruption came from a special neutron star, also called a magnet, from galaxy NGC 253, part of the Sculptor constellation, which is 11.4 million light-years away. A similarly massive gamma-ray focus could cause a mass extinction on Earth, as theories suggest that the late Ordovician extinction was caused by an eruption of the same size 450 million years ago.
Fortunately, flies of this great force are rare, and one flies have been spotted over the past 14 years, but they also have traveled a great distance from the Earth.
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