Ocean floor dust gives new insight into supernovae

January 20, 2015 11:17 PM

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Ocean floor dust gives new insight into supernovae

Scientists plumbing the depths of the ocean have made a surprise finding that could change the way we understand supernovae, exploding stars way beyond our solar system.

They have analysed extraterrestrial dust thought to be from supernovae, that has settled on ocean floors to determine the amount of heavy elements created by the massive explosions.

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