Ancient grains of stardust found in meteorites

Fossilised stardust found in meteorites

Tracing ancient elements back to long-gone suns.

An artist's illustration of a bright supernova explosion, with an inset showing a tiny grain of dust
An electron microscope image of a micron-sized silicon carbide, SiC, stardust grain (lower right) extracted from a primitive meteorite. Credit: NASA, Nan Liu and Andrew Davis
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