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Project Stardust founder Jon Larsen is a micrometeorite expert trying to improve his collection methodology

6.59 AM, and this Stardust Hunter is out in the city. This year’s project is to try to improve my collection methodology in order to find micrometeorites in common road dust. Here the noise-to-signal ratio is is poorer than in the roof dust. But road dust is more easily accessible. If we manage to improve […]

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Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial lookalikes and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for decades.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites — in  breathtaking color.

Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial imposters and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for nearly one hundred years.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites -- in  breathtaking color.

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Micrometeorite experts Jon Larsen and Jean Duprat during the making of Stardust in France

I am thrilled to announce the making of a new film about micrometeorites. The working title of this exciting documentary is “Stardust”, which we feel is most appropriate. For the film, we met with legendary French scientists Michel Maurette and Jean Duprat! Today we filmed in Paris, France, where we met with Jean Duprat at […]

Jean Duprat joins Jon Larsen in new called film “Stardust”

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Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial lookalikes and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for decades.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites — in  breathtaking color.

Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial imposters and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for nearly one hundred years.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites -- in  breathtaking color.

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Micrometeorite expert Jon Larsen shows road dust from Perpignan France

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! […]

Introducing Dr. Michel Maurette, micrometeorite researcher

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Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial lookalikes and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for decades.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites — in  breathtaking color.

Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial imposters and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for nearly one hundred years.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites -- in  breathtaking color.

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Exhibition attendees get a first look at Jon Larsen and Jan Braly Kihle's new art exhibition, featuring spectacular large format color images of Project Stardust micrometeorites

Jon Larsen and Jan Braly Kihle are excited to announce two new art exhibitions coming Spring 2022.

Project Stardust fuses art and science in Germany exhibition

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Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial lookalikes and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for decades.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites — in  breathtaking color.

Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial imposters and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for nearly one hundred years.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites -- in  breathtaking color.

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Micrometeorite expert, Jon Larsen, is delighted to have completed micrometeorite field search number 1071 in Askim, Norway.

I’m happy to report that I completed Micrometeorite Field Search #1071 yesterday, which was carried out on a large flat roof a couple of hours drive from home in Askim, Norway. The conditions were excellent, since a high safety wall around the edges made the entire roof a micrometeorite trap. The yield? Splendid! After cleansing, […]

Micrometeorite Field Search Update: #1071

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Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial lookalikes and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for decades.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites — in  breathtaking color.

Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial imposters and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for nearly one hundred years.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites -- in  breathtaking color.

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Micrometeorite expert Jon Larsen stands on a rooftop where he just completed field search no. 1070

Another successful field search: Jon Larsen collected 28 new micrometeorites!

Micrometeorite Field Search Update: #1070

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Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial lookalikes and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for decades.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites — in  breathtaking color.

Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial imposters and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for nearly one hundred years.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites -- in  breathtaking color.

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Project Stardust founder Jon Larsen completes micrometeorite field search number 1063

Can you believe it? This micrometeorite hunting season will be my 14th year searching for stardust on the roofs! This past Friday, I completed Field Search #1063 and it feels so good to be back in the saddle. Where are you planning to hunt for micrometeorites? Drop me a line on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! […]

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Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial lookalikes and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for decades.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites — in  breathtaking color.

Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial imposters and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for nearly one hundred years.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites -- in  breathtaking color.

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The Natural History Museum of Oslo will soon feature Project Stardust micrometeorites discovered by Jon Larsen

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 — […]

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Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial lookalikes and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for decades.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites — in  breathtaking color.

Many years ago when Jon Larsen began his search for stardust in an urban environment, many believed that the task was simply impossible. There were too many terrestrial imposters and, after all, many wonderful scientists had tried and failed for nearly one hundred years.

In 2015, Norwegian jazz guitarist, Jon Larsen, discovered the world's first urban micrometeorite. Since then, his legendary friendship with minerologist, Jan Braly Kihle, has produced the world's most spectacular high resolution images of micrometeorites -- in  breathtaking color.

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This season's collection features a variety of stunning micrometeorites. From mountainous cryptocrystalline turtlebacks and bewitching glass spherules to ultra rare giants. Available for a limited time only.

NMM 1448: V-TYPE

NMM 1448:  V-TYPE

Glass / Vitreous

Glass or vitreous type (V-type) micrometeorites each a temperature of up to 2000°C (3600°F) as they scream through the atmosphere..

These delicate, translucent spherules are difficult to find due to their lack of magnetism, since most of their metals evaporated during descent. 

NMM 1359:  CC-TYPE

Crypto-crystalline

Cryptocrystalline (CC-type) micrometeorites are composed of glassy particles with fine-grained crystallites that are too small to recognize as individual grains.

Many of these magnificent spherules feature metal beads and aerodynamic forms, while others have a "turtleback" shape with humps distributed evenly around the spherule.

NMM 1359:  CC-TYPE

NMM 500:  BO-TYPE

Barred Olivine

Barred olivine (BO-type) spherules are coarse-grained  micrometeorites made of the magnesium variety of the mineral olivine, forsterite, which is punctuated with small particles of magnetite.

The surface features striations that are formed when iron reacts with oxygen in the atmosphere. 

NMM 500:  BO-TYPE

NMM 1149:  PO-TYPE

Porphyritic Olivine

Porphyritic olivine (PO-type) micrometeorites are also made of forsterite, a type of olivine that is made of magnesium.

There are many morphological varieties of this type of micrometeorite; From evenly distributed small crystals, to crystals that increase in side, to extremely large or even possibly a single olivine crystal.

NMM 1149:  PO-TYPE

NMM 1271:  Sc-TYPE

Scoriaceous

When stardust does not reach a peak temperature of at least 1350°C (2500°F) during entry and deceleration, it barely melts. Volatile elements expand and escape in the form of gas bubbles, which results in a scoriaceous (SC-type) or vesicular micrometeorite.

Micrometeorites of this type are extremely difficult to find.

NMM 1271:  SC-TYPE

NMM 1271: G-, I-, CAT-typeS

Other Types

From G-types with dark silicate glass, I-types dominated by iron, and milky CAT spherules  enriched with calcium, aluminum, and titanium, to fossil, unmelted, and un-categorized micrometeorites.

There is no question that Jon Larsen and Jan Braly Kihle's contributions have had a dramatic effect on the field.

NMM 1271:  G-/I-/CAT-TYPES

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Never before has it been possible to see stardust in such a large format with crisp details. The 500+ color images are made possible by a new photo technology developed for this project by the author and mineralogist Jan Braly Kihle. 

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Jon Larsen revolutionized the study of micrometeorites when he became the first person to discover a micrometeorite from an urban environment. Then a new form of art emerged when he and Jan Braly Kihle created the world's first high resolution photographs of micrometeorites in colour.

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and the phone call that kickstarted a truly epic friendship.

Jon Larsen revolutionized the study of micrometeorites when he became the first person to discover a micrometeorite from an urban environment. Then a new form of art emerged when he and Jan Braly Kihle created the world's first high resolution photographs of micrometeorites in colour.

Learn about the singular moment that led to Jon's groundbreaking discovery and the phone call that kickstarted a truly epic friendship.

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