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Space Sighting Suggests Stardust Doesn't Have to Come From Stars

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Science  19 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5849, pp. 379
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5849.379a

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Astronomers have spotted the telltale spectroscopic fingerprints of microscopic rubies and sapphires in space near a supermassive black hole, which may help explain the abundance of dust particles in the very early universe.