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Fresh light on stardust

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Ageing stars produce elements vital for life and disperse them into space on stellar winds. The discovery of large dust grains in the vicinity of cool giant stars sheds light on the mechanisms that drive such winds. See Letter p.220

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Figure 1: Dust-driven stellar winds.

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Höfner, S. Fresh light on stardust. Nature 484, 172–173 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/484172a

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