A star 'made' in the laboratory on 01-13-2014. CAB IN THE MEDIA (The World)

Spanish scientists will build 3 machines to reproduce the atmosphere of a star. Star dust gave rise to rocky planets like Earth.

The construction of large telescopes, both on earth and in space, is allowing astrophysicists to observe galaxies and stars and study their composition in a way that they had not even imagined a few years ago. However, there are still many puzzles about their formation and the mechanisms that allowed star dust to give rise to rocky planets like Earth.

What if the chemical processes that occur can be reproduced in a laboratory? in the space? This idea has already occurred to a team of Spanish astrophysicists led by José Cernicharo and is about to become a reality thanks to the 15 million euros that the European Commission has just granted them. For six years the NANOCOSMOS project will reproduce on the ground the atmosphere of a dying star.



Fuente: El Mundo


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