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Scientists Just Figured Out Where a Massive Chunk of Earth's Crust Disappeared To

The fallout from the biggest continental clash in Earth's history.<p>Some 60 million years ago, what's thought to be the largest continental collision …

How To Catch The Biggest Wave In The Universe

When it comes to waves, it doesn't get much bigger than the gravitational variety. Einstein predicted that huge events — like black holes merging — create gravitational waves.Unlike most waves we experience, these are distortions in space and time. They roll across the entire universe virtually …

Monster black hole's powerful jets reveal galactic secrets

Cygnus A, an elliptical galaxy located about 600 million light-years from Earth, is one of the brightest sources of radio waves in the night sky. The prominent galaxy took center stage in renowned astronomer Carl Sagan's 1985 science-fiction novel "Contact."<p>Now, thanks to the CanariCam instrument …

Star caught exploding after long hibernation

In 2009, astronomers watched as a star suddenly and unexpectedly brightened.<p>This brightening event, which happened in the V1213 Centauri star system, …

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