Artist’s impression of dust formation around a supernova explosion

This artist’s impression shows dust forming in the environment around a supernova explosion. VLT observations have shown that these cosmic dust factories make their grains in a two-stage process, starting soon after the explosion, but continuing long afterwards.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1421a
Type:Artwork
Release date:9 July 2014, 19:00
Related releases:eso1421
Size:3840 x 2400 px

About the Object

Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova

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