Last northern winter in 2015, a team of Caltech astronomers reported that two supermassive black holes appeared to be spiralling together towards a cataclysmic collision that could bring down the curtains in that galaxy. The evidence was a rhythmic flickering from the galaxy's nucleus, a quasar known as PG 1302-102, as the fatal mating dance of a pair of black holes with a total mass of more than a billion suns.
On Jan. 4 a large presence of stratocumulus clouds was the central focus of camera lenses which remained aimed at the clouds as the Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station flew above the northwestern Pacific Ocean about 460 miles east of northern Honshu, Japan.
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