NASA Picked Up on a Gigantic "Starquake" in a Nearby Galaxy

The international team of astronomers believes it could’ve been a “starquake” in the magnetar’s crust that caused the flare. One that was one thousand trillion trillion times as powerful as the 9.5 magnitude earthquake recorded in Chile in 1960. “I’m from California, and out here we would definitely call that the Big One,” Kevin Hurley of the University of California, Berkeley, said.

NASA Picked Up on a Gigantic "Starquake" in a Nearby Galaxy

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