Supernova rapidly creates dust between stars

Explosions are probably primary source of dust in galaxies

VIOLENT ORIGINS  X-rays burst from supernova SN 2010jl (bright purple circle, top), seen in a composite image from the Chandra and Hubble space telescopes of its host galaxy. Within weeks of the explosion, a shell of interstellar dust formed around the dead star.

Chandra/Royal Military College of Canada, STScI, CXC, NASA

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