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2009-07-08 12:50:00

Cosmologists have discovered two massive supernovae farther away than ever before using a new technique that could shed light on the formation of galaxies as well as how the Earth was formed. "We've devised a technique to discover supernova explosions at greater distances than previously known," said Ray Carlberg of the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. "The most distant one occurred during the time when galaxies were at their peak phase of star formation...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.