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Supernova particles from 33,000 years ago found in in Earth’s oceans
Firstpost | 26/08/2020 09:08 PM | Click to read full article
The Earth and the solar system are regularly showered by the products of supernovae, which are the most powerful explosions in the known universe.
Now, a recent study highlights that there is tangible evidence that points towards such a phenomenon, describing rare isotopes of iron found in deep-sea sediments that are at least 33,000 years old. The researchers found clear traces of the isotope iron-60, which is formed during supernova explosions.