We live in a fascinating world, bursting with remarkable phenomena on every scale. Our expanding universe is filled with trillions of galaxies, and a supermassive black hole inhabits the heart of each. Exploding stars seed the galaxies with the dust of life, and eight minutes away a blazing nuclear furnace releases the energy that keeps the Earth green, vibrant and full of life. Our marbled, watery globe may be unique, or one of many where sentient beings have evolved. At a smaller scale, all visible matter is made of just a few fundamental particle types, but these combine into more than a hundred different atoms that bond together in countless ways....
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