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The radiation profile of the nearest neutron star (just less than a thousand light years away) shows that it may have posed a serious threat to human civilization had its eruption event occurred during the human era rather than some 50,000 to 500,000 years before.
D. L. Kaplan, et al, “The Nearby Neutron Star RX J0720.4-3125 from Radio to X-Rays,” Astrophysical Journal, 590 (2003), pp. 1008-1019.
RTB articles: Fuz’s articles in Connections and Facts for Faith on anthropology