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How many siblings did the Sun have? Ancient dust holds clues

3D illustration of gravitational waves from a core-collapse supernova explosion

A type of exploding star called a core-collapse supernova (artist’s illustration) seeded the early Solar System with aluminium, according to one theory. Credit: Peter Jurik/Alamy

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Nature 615, 191 (2023)



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