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Mysteries of Space Dust Revealed

Berkeley Lab researchers help give a first look at suspected extra-solar particles.

The first analysis of space dust collected by a special collector onboard NASA’s Stardust mission and sent back to Earth for study in 2006 suggests the tiny specks, which likely originated from beyond our solar system, are more complex in composition and structure than previously imagined. (more…)

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CU Student-Built Dust Counter Breaks Distance Record As It Heads for Pluto

A University of Colorado at Boulder space dust counter designed, tested and operated by students that is flying aboard NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto now holds the record for the most distant working dust detector ever to travel through space. (more…)

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