Dust from Milky Way Galaxy Offers Evidence about Planet Formation

March 21, 2015 11:31 AM

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Astronomers have analyzed the cosmic dust from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and discovered that it represents the remains of an ancient supernova. This discovery could help understanding why there is so much dust in the Galaxy what is its purpose.

NASA managed to find out this valuable information with the help of SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). The Forcast (Faint Object Infrared Camera Telescope) was also used. The telescope was carried into space by a Boeing 747. It seems that the resilient material coming from the...

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