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Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient in Sand, Glass


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Supernova remnant

This image of supernova remnant G54.1+0.3 includes radio, infrared and X-ray light.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/CXC/ESA/NRAO/J. Rho (SETI Institute)

We are all, quite literally, made of star dust. Many of the chemicals that compose our planet and our bodies were formed directly by stars.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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