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Exploding stars can make good dust factories

7 Jul 2011, 19:00 UTC
Exploding stars can make good dust factories

ESA’s Herschel space observatory has discovered that titanic stellar explosions can be excellent dust factories. In space, the dust mixes with gas to become the raw material for new stars, planets and, ultimately, life. This discovery may solve a mystery of the early Universe.

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