A Tiny Speck Of Cosmic Dust Is Shedding New Light On How Our Solar System Formed

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Published on April 29, 2019 - Duration: 00:43s

A Tiny Speck Of Cosmic Dust Is Shedding New Light On How Our Solar System Formed

A tiny speck of stardust older than our solar system is giving us some new insight into how planetary systems form.


A Tiny Speck Of Cosmic Dust Is Shedding New Light On How Our Solar System Formed

A tiny speck of stardust older than our solar system is giving us some new insight into how planetary systems form.

????3(*VO-Video)??The grain of dust was discovered inside a meteorite that was collected in Antarctica by NASA.

????2(*VO-Video)TC 1:40??Courtesy - NASA??Scale up to crop out text at the bottom and at the top??It originated from a nova explosion over 4.5 billion years ago, which means it was around before the sun was formed.

????2(*VO-Video)TC :19??Courtesy - NASA??Scale up to crop out text at the bottom and at the top??Researchers from the Universities of Toronto and Arizona published their work in Nature Astronomy and say it also gives us new information on the conditions of a dying star.

????1(*VO-Still)??Courtesy - University of Arizona/Heather Roper??On screen - Couldn't form in the same nova burst under the same conditions??It also contradicted the hypothesis that oxygen and carbon-rich materials couldn't form in the same nova burst under the same conditions.

????2(*VO-Video)TC :43??Courtesy - NASA??Scale up to crop out text at the bottom and at the top??This type of research helps us get closer to answering the much larger question of how life started here on Earth.

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