#Earth #Space – Earth Could Be Destroyed Without Warning: Gamma-Ray Bursts From Black Hole Could Wipe Out Earth Instantly : While many doomsday scenarios involve large meteors or solar flares taking out the earth, there is actually something far more frightening lurking in space that could wipe out the earth instantly without warning. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are created by black holes and are one of the most powerful energy forms in the universe.
In fact, a single gamma-ray burst is the equivalent of taking all the stars within a hundred million light years and focusing it into a single laser beam that would destroy all it touched. These gamma-ray bursts are so strong that if one occurred even a thousand light years away from Earth, it could still destroy our entire planet without any prior warning signs.
The Daily Mail reports that gamma-ray bursts could kill off all complex life forms on our planet by instantly depleting our ozone layer. A GRB reportedly releases more energy in one second than the Sun will in its entire ten-billion-year lifetime creating one of the universe’s most powerful phenomena.
These gamma ray bursts have been blamed for some of the most violent deaths in our solar system, with planets, stars, and surrounding celestial bodies within thousands of light years from the black hole creating the GRB being destroyed in an instant.
Gamma-ray bursts are believed to be the result of a supernova collapsing to form a black hole. During the collapse, the burst of gamma rays is sent in laser beam fashion throughout the universe, destroying everything in its path. Another short GRB is believed to be formed when two neutron stars merge.