Ocean sediment sample holds iron believed to be from a supernova

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

Sediment layers may contain a type of iron that came from space millions of years ago, iron-60, which prior research has shown is spewed into space when supergiant stars explode.

A supernova might have abetted a mass extinction on earth

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

An exploding star hundreds of light-years from Earth may have played a role in a minor mass extinction that happened 2.59 million years ago.

Supernova iron found on the moon

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A supernova 2 million years ago sprayed the solar system with stellar material.