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ALMA Spots Supernova Dust Factory

6 Jan 2014, 15:15 UTC
ALMA Spots Supernova Dust Factory

Striking new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope capture, for the first time, the remains of a recent supernova brimming with freshly formed dust. If enough of this dust makes the perilous transition into interstellar space, it could explain how many galaxies acquired their dusty, dusky appearance.

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