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Synonyms for smashup

an abrupt disastrous failure

a wrecking of a vehicle

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While dusty aftermaths of suspected asteroid collisions have been observed by Spitzer before, this is the first time scientists have collected data before and after a planetary system smashup.
And they might see another smashup while Spitzer looks on.
However, many astronomers maintain that some members of the MBC population are, indeed, the shattered remains of larger asteroids that were pulverized in recent smashups, and that they inherited their unlucky progenitors' ices, causing them to behave like comets.
We need to be receiving much more precise data in order to prevent further collisions," ESA's Jean-Francois Kaufeler said Monday in reference to last week's satellite smashup.
But in the world of high-energy physics, instigating a violent smashup with lots of debris spraying out is exactly what researchers want.
When protons collide, subatomic wreckage from the smashup will fly into the detectors, leaving a calling-card trace of their identity.
Tonight, the group investigates a catastrophic train-auto smashup that killed both a U.
In the end, though, it took part not just in the smashup of the First World War but also in the long smashing-up of liberalism that followed it.
If a customer has a smashup, he can call us and get a replacement within a couple of days.
28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids.
The stellar smashup was detected on June 3, when NASA's Swift satellite observed a gamma-ray burst 3.
This cataclysmic smashup will occur in approximately 5,000 years, astronomers estimate.
Previously, it was unknown whether the far-future encounter will be a miss, glancing blow, or head-on smashup.
Now, that effort may be headed for a smashup over a matter of timing.
smashup were being treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Oregon State Police said.