Scientists Find Evidence of Ancient Supernova Activity in Antarctic Snow

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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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