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Dusty Quasar Winds

10/10/2007 9:46 AM

This plot of data captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals dust entrained in the winds rushing away from a quasar.

The strongest features are from the mineral amorphous olivine, or glass (purple); the mineral forsterite found in sand (blue); and the mineral corundum found in rubies (light blue).

We may be more than what Carl Sagan said (stardust); we may also be 'quasardust'.

Read more in this NASA news release.

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10/11/2007 2:22 AM

All three of those materials are a lot of what make up Earth-like planets... I think we should hold a moment of silence for those finally identified, but are long gone.

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10/13/2007 12:15 PM

Ha Vermin -

I typed in 'Taps' to the search engine to pay my respects........this.........is what I got as my first hit!

ha!

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