Space Dust on the Ocean Floor was Ejected by Ancient Supernovae

January 21, 2015 11:35 AM

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Two of the last unexplored frontiers are the deep ocean and the depths of space. Now, scientists are combining these two fields with a new discovery. They've found dust at the bottom of the ocean that may tell them a bit more about supernovae, the exploding stars beyond our solar system.

"Small amounts of debris from these distant explosions fall on the earth as it travels through the galaxy," said Anton Wallner, lead researcher of the new study, in a news release. "We've analyzed galactic dust from the last 25 million years that has settled on the ocean and found there is much less...

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