Milky Way's Center Supernova Is A Giant Dust Factory

March 21, 2015 12:54 PM

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A team of astronomers have made the first observations of the cosmic dust which originates from an ancient supernova that is moving in the center of the Milky Way. The scientists observed the cosmic dust cloud with the help of an infrared telescope which was set on a modified Boeing 747,

“Dust is very important because it is the thing that forms stars and planets, like the Earth and Sun, respectively, so to know where it comes from is an important question,” said the lead author of the study Ryan Lau, Cornell postdoctoral associate for astronomy. The scientific paper was published M...

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