Saturday, July 12, 2014

Artist’s Impression of Dust Formation Around a Supernova

This artist’s impression shows dust forming in the environment around a supernova explosion. VLT observations have shown that these cosmic dust factories make their grains in a two-stage process, starting soon after the explosion, but continuing long afterwards.

Illustration credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

Note: For more information, see VLT Clears Up Dusty Mystery.

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