Huge Galactic Explosion

Excerpt from the October 5, 1963, issue of Science News Letter

By Science News, 14:28 PM September 20, 2013

The most gigantic explosion ever known in the universe, the tremendous detonation of the heart of a distant galaxy of millions of stars, has been discovered. The galaxy, known to astronomers as M-82, is still in the process of explosion, with material rushing out at velocities up to 20 million miles per hour. Matter equal to five million suns is involved in the cataclysm. The explosion started 1.5 million years ago, about when the Ice Age existed here on earth. Light has just reached earth, f...

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