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Our Galaxy Might Hold Thousands of Ticking "Time Bombs"

6 Sep 2011, 14:15 UTC
Our Galaxy Might Hold Thousands of Ticking "Time Bombs" HARVARD-SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS

September 06, 2011: In the Hollywood blockbuster "Speed," a bomb on a bus is rigged to blow up if the bus slows down below 50 miles per hour. The premise - slow down and you explode - makes for a great action movie plot, and also happens to have a cosmic equivalent.

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