Ocean sediment sample holds iron believed to be from a supernova

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 09:01 in Earth & Climate

A team of researchers from several institutions in Germany and Austria has found possible evidence of iron from a supernova in sediment cores taken from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they analyzed the core samples and why they believe they hold evidence of an ancient supernova.

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