dust forming around a dying star
Spitzer found dust forming around a dying star (white arrow) in the Sculptor Dwarf galaxy. Image credit: Palomar Digitized Sky Survey
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has observed dust forming around a dying star in a nearby galaxy, enlivening a debate about the origins of all cosmic dust.

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