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SOFIA finds dust survives obliteration in Supernova 1987A
IBTimes SG Desk
February 10, 2019 13:09 +08
Artist's concept illustrating Supernova 1987A as the powerful blast wave passes through its outer ring and destroys most of its dust, before the dust re-forms or grows rapidly. SOFIA observations reveal that dust — a building block of stars and planets — can re-form or grow immediately after the catastrophic damage caused by the supernova's blast wave.
NASA/SOFIA/Symbolic Pictures/The Casadonte Group
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