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Comments of the Week #148: From the Dipole Repeller to the limits of Science

13 Feb 2017, 00:28 UTC
Comments of the Week #148: From the Dipole Repeller to the limits of Science
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“We have finally established the contours that define the supercluster of galaxies we can call home … This is not unlike finding out for the first time that your hometown is actually part of much larger country that borders other nations.” -Brent Tully
It’s been another remarkable week here at Starts With A Bang! Full of science, stories and a slew of information you won’t find anywhere else, we’ve hit on a number of fantastic ones for your perusal. The news you haven’t heard? My upcoming book, on the real-life science behind the technologies envisioned by Star Trek, now has a listing on the publisher’s website! If you missed any of the science we’ve covered, take a look back at all of it:

If gravity attracts, how can the ‘dipole repeller’ push the Milky Way? (for Ask Ethan),
Black hole caught devouring star for an entire decade (for Mostly Mute Monday),
This is what would happen if an asteroid hit New York,
The strangest eclipse fact of all: the Moon’s shadow isn’t a circle,
The first galaxies: what we know and what we still need to learn, and
Why science will never know everything about our Universe.

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