Telescope groundbreaking set to be a real blast

Construction of the world’s largest ground based telescope kicked off with a real lame bang. 

Just before 2:00pm EST, the European Southern Observatory blew the top off Cerro Armazones, a 3,000-metre-high peak in the Chilean Andes. 

The site will eventually house the European Extremely Large Telescope and will have a primary mirror that’s 39 metres across.

Kilonova explosion caught on camera by Hubble

Roughly 4 billion light years away in the constellation, Leo, the explosive remnant of a stellar collision between two neutron stars – predicted to be the source of all the gold and platinum in our universe – may have been caught on camera by an international team of researchers.

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Giant plant-eating dinosaur skulls help researchers understand mega-mingling in the fossil record

The skulls from some of the largest plant-eating dinosaurs to be unearthed at Dinosaur Park may help researchers understand how so many of the mega-sized creatures thrived alongside each other.

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Commander Hadfield helps researchers unravel mysteries of space travel

While Commander Hadfield’s body readjusts to life on Earth, researchers from Canada and France are studying him so they can better understand the changes that astronauts’ bodies experience while in space.

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New dog-sized pachycephalosaur unearthed in southern Alberta

A team of researchers from Canada and the United States have unearthed the oldest pachycephalosaur fossil in North America – maybe even the world – and said its existence hints that other dinosaurs may also have had dog-sized versions.

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