written by ken croswell, on november 18th, 2021

what: how massive stars in binary systems turn into carbon factories

when: study submitted for publication october 8th, 2021

who/where: rob farmer, an astrophysicist at the max planck institute for astrophysics in garching, germany

astronomer stan woosley, of the university of california, santa cruz

interesting fact: all life on earth is based on carbon

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