Today I went searching for stardust in the backyard of astrophysicist Michel Maurette, in Canet, Catalunya!
Dr. Michel Maurette was the brilliant scientist who delivered some of the calculations that enabled NASA’s Apollo missions to land on the Moon. Following this monumental contribution to science and human space exploration, he discovered the first Antarctic micrometeorites!
His pupils, Cecile Engrand and Jean Duprat, are two of the leading scientists in the research on cosmic dust particles and micrometeorites today. Stay tuned for news about my meeting with Jean Duprat!
I can’t wait to share more updates about this ongoing field expedition and the exciting project I’m participating in! Please be sure to follow Project Stardust on Instagram and Twitter to receive live updates about this exciting adventure!
For now, here are some photos from today:
Stardust in Perpignan, which — according to Salvador Dali — is the city at the center of the Universe!