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Heart of an exploded star observed in 3-D
July 10, 2017
Deep inside the remains of an exploded star lies a twisted knot of newly minted molecules and dust. Using the NSF-funded Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers mapped the location of these new molecules to create a high-resolution 3-D image of this "dust factory," providing new insights into the relationship between a young supernova remnant and its galaxy.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
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