Supernova SN2010jl Helps Scientists Understand the Origin of Cosmic Dust

July 10, 2014 8:01 AM

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Supernova SN2010jl Helps Scientists Understand the Origin of Cosmic Dust

Researchers have followed star dust formation in real time and have used the data to explain how small cosmic particles survive violent environment of the Universe.

Star dust is important for the formation of stars, terrestrial planets. Scientists believe that supernova explosions might be the source of this dust. Supernova is an explosion of a giant star and can release massive amount of energy. Few problems with the idea of supernovae giving rise to dust were...

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