NASA’s SOFIA Finds Missing Link Between Supernovae and Planet Formation


WASHINGTON, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy ( SOFIA), an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form. These findings are published in the March 19 online issue of Science magazine. “Our observations reveal a…

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