Today my dream came true!

Ever since I started collecting minerals more than half a century ago, the Geology section at the Natural History Museum has been my favorite place. My teenage dream was one day to find something so wonderful that it would be displayed at the museum. “Museum quality” is, and has always been, the gold standard — the best of the best. And today my dream came true!

The Natural History Museum in Oslo, curated by Dr Jørn Hurum (a legendary paleontologist), have decided to feature a whole permanent section dedicated to micrometeorites in the renovated building which re-opens in May! Soon there will be micrometeorites, photos, brief history, microscopes and huge 3D model hanging from the ceiling!

As if that was not enough; on the same day I have become a participant of the Gözen Research Group led by Dr Irep Gözen, which studies the origins of life and protocells! Hurray!

All thanks to a tiny black dot appearing on my breakfast table in the summer 2009, the Strawberry Moment. Today has been beyond my wildest imagination! My dream came true!

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Yours truly,

Jon Larsen

Project Stardust founder Jon Larsen pictured with Professor Jørn Hurum and a micrometeorite which will soon be featured in a permanent exhibition
Project Stardust founder Jon Larsen pictured with Professor Jørn Hurum and a micrometeorite which will soon be featured in a permanent exhibition. © Project Stardust, 2022.
Project Stardust founder Jon Larsen has joined the Gözen Research Group with Dr Irep Gözen to study the origin of life and protocells
Project Stardust founder Jon Larsen has joined the Gözen Research Group with Dr Irep Gözen to study the origin of life and protocells. My part will be micrometeorites/cosmic dust particles. The round box Dr. Gözen holds is a CK meteorite, with complex organic molecules, amino acids, etc, donated by Morten Bilet – warm thanks to him. © Project Stardust, 2022.

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Together we have amassed the world's most expansive collection of micrometeorites and we can't wait to share it with you.

Whether you're an expert in the field, an art collector with an appetite for treasures from space, or a budding stardust enthusiast, we hope you'll enjoy learning about our work.

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