Supernovae Reveal the Origin of Elements

Researchers studying the remnants of supernovae report two exciting new discoveries: the first detection of a molecule containing a noble gas in space and the formation of phosphorus — one of the six essential elements for life as we know it — at the heart of a stellar explosion.

Read more about this research from the 13 December issue of Science here.

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Supernovae Reveal the Origin of Elements

Researchers studying the remnants of supernovae report two exciting new discoveries: the first detection of a molecule containing a noble gas in space and the formation of phosphorus — one of the six essential elements for life as we know it — at the heart of a stellar explosion.

Read more about this research from the 13 December issue of Science here.

[Please click here for caption and credit information.]

© 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science. All Rights Reserved.

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