Posted by: T. Boyd | March 1, 2009

Micrometeorite in Snow

I found one!  I read in one ot the links in my last post that snow is a good source of micrometeorites because the snow crystals form around a nucleus of dust, which can frequently be dust falling from space, or micrometeorites.  So I collected & melted a bowl of snow, which yielded a 1/2 cup of water or so.  I filtered it through a coffee filter, dried it, collected the dust on a stick-em note, put the note under the microscope and wa la!  Found one.  Check out this blurry photo.  Notice the eye of the needle nearby in the view.  Compare with the photo in the previous post.


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