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Researchers discover evidence of supernovae on the sea floor

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 27, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 26, 2016

After a long and dedicated search, scientists believe they have discovered trace elements from supernovae settled on the sea floor. Iron isotopes created from a supernova explosion 2.2 million years ago have found their way into fossilized bacteria taken from a sample of the sea bed floor, the only place they would still be found after all this time. Astrophysicist Shawn Bishop from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, published a new paper in the Proceedings of the National...






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