Knots of new molecules in heart of exploded star

Deep inside the remains of an exploded star lies a twisted knot of newly minted molecules and dust. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, astronomers mapped the location of these new molecules to create a high-resolution 3-D image of this "dust factory," providing new insights into the relationship between a young supernova remnant and its galaxy.

Provided by National Radio Astronomy Observatory

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