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Author Topic: Life After The Burst - [M lf F, Light Post-Apoc, Impreg]  (Read 495 times)

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Online TheVillainTopic starter

Life After The Burst - [M lf F, Light Post-Apoc, Impreg]
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:17:55 am »
Alright. Quick Astrophysics lesson. When particularly massive Stars die they explode in one of the Universe's largest displays of violence called a Supernova. While there's little-to-no immediate danger to any planet system beyond their own when this happens, this can cause dramatic radiation spikes in any star system within 20 to 30 lightyears depending on the the mass and type of the star. If one of these planets in a neighboring system happened to have an atmosphere this dose of radiation can be high enough to effect the chemistry. If that planet had life on it, we could be talking a major extinction event.

So you're thinking that as long as you're not within 30 light years of a supernova you'll be fine, right? Well, there's a catch. If the star in question also had a strong magnetic field before it went supernova the field can channel a lot of the energy of the explosion into two jets of radiation aligned with the poles. These are called Gamma Ray Bursts, and a GRB can still be powerful enough to strip the atmosphere off of a life-bearing planet at 6,000 light-years if it was tight enough.

And this? This was Wolf-Rayet 104 in Sagittarius, and it was the ultimate source of the Gamma Ray Burst that hit us. Good news first, you know how I told you how GRBs can strip the atmospheres off of planets at 6,000 light-years? This thing was closer to 7,800 light-years. That means we'll survive.

The actual Burst was only about 2 seconds. During those 2 seconds all electrical circuitry on every Satellite, every Airplane, and a large portion of all the unshielded electronics on the ground that weren't by sheer luck on the far side of the planet from it were instantly fried. Even more horrifying though was that pretty much everyone that wasn't by sheer luck behind some radiation shielding was sterilized, and cancer rates have jumped up at least 16 times over even then.

But the real damage a GRB does to a planet's biosphere isn't on the ground at all. All those Gamma Rays, X-Ray, and UV-Rays took a sledgehammer to Earth's natural radiation shielding like the Ozone layer. There are parts of the planet that in effect didn't have an Ozone layer at all for a couple weeks after the burst. Now what's left has spread out so that's not really true anymore but it's down to maybe a quarter of what it used to be, globally. It'll replenish, but in a process that will take decades.

In the mean time, we have to survive...

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Looking for some Light-post-Apoc action. Or Mid-Apoc if you want to think of it that way. The event has happened, not all of the consequences have played out. For some smut potential, I'm picturing that in a lot of places breeding programs have been established for the people who are still fertile.

Let me know if you have any ideas/thoughts/interest!
« Last Edit: January 19, 2019, 10:50:03 am by TheVillain »

Offline WhiteHeart

Re: Life After The Burst - [M lf F, Light Post-Apoc, Impreg]
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 11:55:59 am »
We used to write a long time ago and I just came back to this site. I love this concept and would be interested in trying it out with you if you’d like. Post-apoc/impreg is something that’s been tweaking my interest lately!

Online TheVillainTopic starter

Re: Life After The Burst - [M lf F, Light Post-Apoc, Impreg]
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 12:56:20 pm »
Sent a PM over, let's see what happens!