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Belgian rescue workers are trying to save at least two people trapped in the rubble of an apartment building which collapsed overnight in Liege.

2010-01-27

 gas Liege house explosion fire
The team used the Very Large Telescope in Chile to study the supernova 1987A, which lies 168,000 light-years away. The results show the original blast was very powerful and concentrated in one particular direction. Seen in 1987, it was the first supernova visible with the naked eye to have been observed for some 383 years.

2010-08-04

 supernova star explosion 3D astronomy
The detonation of the sensitive explosive nitroglycerine has been filmed in extreme slow motion for the first time.

2010-10-06

 explosion nitroglycerine time video
Following the very, very tragic accident in New Zealand, there will be the obvious comparisons between the events in Chile and New Zealand. But really, there is no comparison.

2010-11-24

 mining New Zealand disaster explosion coal
Technicians are battling to stabilise a third reactor at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant, which has been rocked by a second blast in three days.

2011-03-14

 Japan nuclear power energy explosion cooling earthquake
A cataclysmic explosion of a huge star near the edge of the observable Universe may be the most distant single object yet spied by a telescope. Scientists believe the blast, which was detected by Nasa's Swift space observatory, occurred a mere 520 million years after the Big Bang. This means its light has taken a staggering 13.14 billion years to reach Earth...

2011-05-25

 light time universe cosmology astronomy distance space explosion star Big Bang
A long-standing mystery about how dying stars spew out the material of future planets is now solved, scientists say.

2012-04-11

 dust star matter planet astronomy astrophysics explosion solar wind recycling light
A mystery surrounding the first recorded supernova - seen by Chinese astronomers in AD185 - has been solved.

2011-10-25

 ancient China China history supernova explosion