Terrestrial implications of cosmological gamma-ray burst models

@article{Thorsett1995TerrestrialIO,
  title={Terrestrial implications of cosmological gamma-ray burst models},
  author={Stephen Erik Thorsett},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={444}
}
  • S. Thorsett
  • Published 8 January 1995
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
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