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Supermassive black hole pair nearest Earth is locked in a violent cosmic dance

Astronomers have photographed a violent cosmic dance that began between two galaxies a billion years ago, pulling them into a collision that birthed a new chaotic galaxy.  At the heart of that giant collision-born galaxy are two supermassive black holes — each once at the core of respective progenitor galaxies. The duo are the closest …

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The Mysterious Dance of the Cricket Embryos

In June, 100 fruit fly scientists gathered on the Greek island of Crete for their biennial meeting. Among them was Cassandra Extavour, a Canadian geneticist at Harvard University. Her lab works with fruit flies to study evolution and development — “evo devo.” Most often, such scientists choose as their “model organism” the species Drosophila melanogaster …

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The full moon as seen from the International Space Station on Dec, 20, 2021.

Watch the full moon dance over one year in stunning time-lapse video by photographer

The full moon can be a stunning sight in the night sky, but did you know it can dance? A new time-lapse video from astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy has shown just that, the full moon appearing to dance around in the sky during one entire year. There’s no tricks involved, just the moon wobbling in its …

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