Scientists find evidence of ancient supernova activity in Antarctic snow

August 24, 2019

By Georgina Torbet

We are made of starstuff, Carl Sagan once said, and new findings from Antarctica show that to be literally true. 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:: Digital Trends


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