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Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Dust Formation around a Supernova Explosion

Caption: This is an artistic rendition of dust formation around a supernova explosion. The observations with the X-shooter on the VLT show that dust formation has two stages, which begin shortly after the explosion, but continuing long after.

Credit: (ESO/M. Kornmesser)

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