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June 11, 2021

Moment radioactive nuclei were incorporated into solids that would become meteorites

Artist's illustration of the formation of the solar system, capturing the moment where radioactive nuclei got incorporated into solids that would become meteorites.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants PHY 1430152 and OISE 1927130.]

Learn more in the Michigan State University news story Radioactivity in meteorites sheds light on origin of heaviest elements in our solar system. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 11, 2021)

Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF

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