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NASA Creates Star Dust From Scratch

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NASA Creates Star Dust From Scratch

Researchers have created the dust grains that form in the outer layer of dying stars, the Daily Mail reports. A key ingredient of the universe, the left-behind dust eventually forms planets millions of years later. The particles, which are one-tenth the width of a human hair, were made in the Cosmic Simulation Chamber at NASA’s Ames Research Center and may lead to a better understanding of what the universe is made of and how it evolved.

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