Scientists Find Evidence of Ancient Supernova Activity in Antarctic Snow

Sepp Kipfstuhl

We are made of starstuff, Carl Sagan once said, and new findings from Antarctica show that to be literally true in some cases. A rare isotope of iron, called iron-60, is formed only when a star explodes in a supernova. And recently, scientists found traces of iron-60 in fresh snow in Antarctica.

Source: Scientists Find Evidence of Ancient Supernova Activity in Antarctic Snow | Digital Trends

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