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Old 01-21-2021, 06:16 AM   #8
Join Date: Aug 2004
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Default Re: Star Trigger, Electromagnetic Pulse and water

Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Assuming 1e-6J/cm^2 at 6 parsecs (1.2 million AU), intensity at 1 AU is 1.4e+6J/cm^2 or 1.4e+10J/m^2, enough to vaporize about six meters of water. I guess the planet would survive, but the biosphere won't.
If you don't mind, I'd like to post what you did here at the Facebook Traveller groups.

I think the question that comes to mind is whether or not the sun could throw off such a huge amount of energy in the normal scheme of things. And by Huge, I mean "not a nova" style huge. ;)
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