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Last Gamma Ray Bursts

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A team of German and Brazilian astronomers has discovered another design feature in gamma-ray burst events. They demonstrated that very high energy cosmic rays arriving from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy are the remnants of several gamma-ray burst events that occurred near the galactic center about a million years ago. They also determined that gamma-ray burst events occur about once every million years in the Milky Way Galaxy. Since galactic gamma-ray burst events would prove deadly for human life, the timing of humanity’s arrival and the maturation of human civilization must be fine-tuned to avoid such events.

Peter L. Biermann, et al, “The Last Gamma-Ray Burst in our Galaxy? On the Observed Cosmic-Ray Excess at Particle Energy 1018 eV,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 604 (2004), pp. L29-L32.


RTB articles: Connections and Facts for Faith articles on gamma-ray burst events and Hugh Ross, “Anthropic Principle: A Precise Plan for Humanity,” Facts for Faith, quarter 1, 2002, issue 8, pp. 24-31.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Galaxy Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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