And out of the dust of the…

Because the grains, which were found in meteorites from two different bodies of origin, have spookily similar isotopic compositions, the scientists speculate in the May 1 issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters, that they may have come from a single supernova, perhaps even the one whose explosion is thought to have triggered the formation of the solar system.

A summary of the paper will also appear in the Editors’ Choice compilation in the May 3 issue of Science magazine.

via Grains of sand from ancient supernova found in meteorites | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis.

Science… it rocks..

Sorry for the cliche… anyway, this is pretty darn awesome…

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