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NMM 3324 is an enigmatic mystery micrometeorite discovered and photographed by Project Stardust founder Jon Larsen and Jan Braly Kihle

Through the years I have studied a large number of small spherical particles, called spherules, of both terrestrial and extraterrestrial origins. Out of the many thousands of spherules that were easily classifiable, there have been a handful of cases where the origin remains uncertain. These enigmatic spherules are my favorite because they challenge existing knowledge […]

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Project Stardust Jon Larson and Jan Braly Kihle broke a world record by capturing an ultra high resolution visual image of NMM3193

Last Tuesday, Jan Braly Kihle and I came up with a new way to use our photo equipment that would maximize the magnification of our visual photography. We conceived of a process that would theoretically produce ten times as many individual photos as usual, capturing nearly three thousand single exposures! However daunting this technique seemed, […]

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NMM3220 is an urban micrometeorite discovered and photographed by Project Stardust founder Jon Larsen and Jan Braly Kihle

I’m delighted to share another stunning space rock, which was discovered by yours truly on a flat roof a couple of weeks ago and photographed by Jan Braly Kihle and me. NMM 3220 is a porphyritic olivine (PO) type micrometeorite that measures approximately 0.4 mm, which is slightly larger than the average size. This stunning […]

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