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Effect of nearby supernova explosions on atmospheric ozone

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WE have calculated the probable effects of a nearby supernova event on the ozone layer. We find that the effects are significant and long lasting, but are relatively rare at the location of the Earth in the Galaxy.

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WHITTEN, R., CUZZI, J., BORUCKI, W. et al. Effect of nearby supernova explosions on atmospheric ozone. Nature 263, 398–400 (1976).

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