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gasp

[Old Norse geispa]
To catch the breath; to inhale and exhale with quick, difficult breaths; the act of gasping.
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Analyzing a trove of data collected nearly a decade ago by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers observed what seems to be the last gasp emitted by gaseous material spiraling into Cygnus X-1, a suspected black hole 6,000 light-years from Earth.
To be fair, it should be pointed out that the last gasp of the Trudeau Liberals was to transform its creation, the Canadian Film Development Corp.
Currently the company has two projects in pre-production: "Pipe Dreams," a very intriguing action-packed film staging from the memorable 1980s portraying the twists and turns of the lives of two young Jewish boys, who find adversity at such a young age now travel down a dark road that they now see as paved with fame and fortune in New York City; and "Ashtabula Moon," a feature film displaying the end of the Big 80s exhibiting the last gasp of "Rock Before Grunge" depicting how the lives of an aging rock star, a newly agitated divorced mother, a young Catholic school girl and a Mother Superior nun school principal all come together.