Earth's Place in the Universe

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  1. Space

    Black hole mega-burp was truly explosive

    Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a black hole blasted out 100 billion times as much energy as our sun ever will. One word for that: Wow!

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  2. Earth

    Newfound ‘dunes’ is among weirdest of northern lights

    There’s a new aurora dubbed the 'dunes.' It’s weird and joins the ranks of black auroras, STEVE and other odd natural light shows.

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  3. Earth

    Study appears to rule out volcanic burps as causing dino die-offs

    New data on when massive volcanic eruptions happened do not match when the dinosaur mass extinction took place.

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  4. Space

    See the sun in dazzling detail

    These images show the sun as it has never been seen before. They come from the new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.

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  5. Space

    Our sun is neighbor to a giant wave of gas

    The Earth and sun sit relatively close to a newfound thread of star-forming gas. That gas is being called the Radcliffe Wave.

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  6. Space

    This ‘Sombrero’ stole a big galaxy

    The Sombrero Galaxy is an odd spiral galaxy that outshines all others within 35 million light-years of Earth. Its bright, iron-rich halo suggests it consumed one or more large galaxies.

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  7. Planets

    Glass beads help scientists puzzle out how baby planets grow

    Researchers have mimicked the first stages of planet formation in the lab. All they needed were glass beads and a catapult.

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