All We Are Is Interstellar Dust In The Wind

On January 15th the Stardust spacecraft will return to Earth after seven years in space. During that time it scooped up grains of interstellar dust along with the more publicized samples of a comet. Now researchers at UC Berkeley are looking for people to help it search for the tiny dust particles. They figure the space ship nabbed a whopping 45 particles — or one every 57 days — and since each one is about a millionth of a meter, they’re kind of tough to locate, better yet separate from the comet mites, moon lint, and dried alien drool.

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