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Artist's Impression of Dust Formation around a Supernova Explosion

Caption: 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.

Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

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