Greetings, good people!
I have some questions regarding gamma ray bursts that no one seems to be able to answer directly, and I hope that someone here will be able to provide solid answers.
The topic is, as you've probably already seen, gamma ray bursts. If we imagine that a moderately powerful burst hit the Earth, killing most humans (but not all), and severely damaging the ozone layer, what would happen to human-made objects? Would gamma radiation destroy buildings, or leave them unharmed?
I think we can safely assume that a burst would set off a chain of fires and explosions in electric systems, but would materials like wood and brick be damaged at all by the blast itself?
I'm eagerly awaiting your response.