Dust Formation around a Supernova Explosion (image) University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute Share Print E-Mail 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) Usage Restrictions (ESO/M. Kornmesser) Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.