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First Noble Gas Molecules Found in Space

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#1 ILikePluto

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:19 PM

First Noble Gas Molecules Found in Space

by Dr. Ken Croswell

An international team of astronomers has accidentally spotted the first space molecules bearing a noble gas, argon. The surprising discovery, in the debris of an exploded star, reveals the element's isotopic composition, confirming long-standing predictions that argon is forged in such doomed stars.

Link: Physics World.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:03 AM

After wondering how noble gases *crept on * to the cosmic scene, now we know from results *seen on* spectrograms of light traveling nearly* an eon*, that they linger after doomed stars *are gone*.







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