In Search of Stardust

In Search of Stardust is the first comprehensive popular science book about micrometeorites. It's illustrated with 1,500 previously unpublished images from high-resolution color microscopes and scanning electron microscopes.

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Author: Jon Larsen

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760352649

Category: Science

Page: 155

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In Search of Stardust is the first comprehensive popular science book about micrometeorites. It's illustrated with 1,500 previously unpublished images from high-resolution color microscopes and scanning electron microscopes.

On the Trail of Stardust

Author and citizen scientist extraordinaire Jon Larsen was the first to find them in populated areas. With this book, you too can discover stardust as near as your own rooftop!

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Author: Jon Larsen

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760364581

Category: Science

Page: 147

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On the Trail of Stardust puts the heavens in your hands—in the form of cosmic dust, or micrometeorites. With this handy guide from the author of the international bestseller In Search of Stardust, Jon Larsen, you will learn how to find micrometeorites in your own neighborhood! Stardust—also known as micrometeorites—is the oldest matter anywhere. Nothing has traveled farther to reach Earth. For a century, scientists have searched everywhere for stardust, but only found it in remote areas like Antarctica and, more recently, outer space. Author and citizen scientist extraordinaire Jon Larsen was the first to find them in populated areas. With this book, you too can discover stardust as near as your own rooftop! Following his successful debut, In Search of Stardust, Larsen turns his attention from explaining the formation and various kinds of stardust to revealing his methods and techniques for finding micrometeorites in a compact, durable guide. Larsen covers everything from the origins and formation of micrometeorites to assembling the simple array of gear needed to get out there and find stardust in your own neighborhood, rooftop, or rain gutters. Larsen explains the best places to look and offers step-by-step photo sequences of the techniques he has developed to assemble his collection of 1,500-plus verified micrometeorites (and counting). And you don’t need a multi-million-dollar scanning electron microscope to document your collection; Jon shows how to assemble a serviceable photo setup from easily accessible equipment. The book is capped off with a field guide of sorts that offers a taxonomy of the various types of micrometeorites, along with sample images, as well as the kinds of man-made and terrestrial spherules that stardust hunters are likely to encounter and how to identify them as imposters. Once thought to exist only at the bottoms of oceans and atop polar ice, it turns out that stardust is everywhere…and On the Trail of Stardust is your indispensable tool to finding it for yourself.

On the Trail of Stardust

The search for stardust is therefore a question of separating the terrestrial (both natural and manmade) from the extraterrestrial. When you know what micrometeorites look like, and what to disregard as anthropogenic spherules, ...

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Author: Jon Larsen

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760364598

Category: Science

Page: 144

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On the Trail of Stardust puts the heavens in your hands—in the form of cosmic dust, or micrometeorites. With this handy guide from the author of the international bestseller In Search of Stardust, Jon Larsen, you will learn how to find micrometeorites in your own neighborhood! Stardust—also known as micrometeorites—is the oldest matter anywhere. Nothing has traveled farther to reach Earth. For a century, scientists have searched everywhere for stardust, but only found it in remote areas like Antarctica and, more recently, outer space. Author and citizen scientist extraordinaire Jon Larsen was the first to find them in populated areas. With this book, you too can discover stardust as near as your own rooftop! Following his successful debut, In Search of Stardust, Larsen turns his attention from explaining the formation and various kinds of stardust to revealing his methods and techniques for finding micrometeorites in a compact, durable guide. Larsen covers everything from the origins and formation of micrometeorites to assembling the simple array of gear needed to get out there and find stardust in your own neighborhood, rooftop, or rain gutters. Larsen explains the best places to look and offers step-by-step photo sequences of the techniques he has developed to assemble his collection of 1,500-plus verified micrometeorites (and counting). And you don’t need a multi-million-dollar scanning electron microscope to document your collection; Jon shows how to assemble a serviceable photo setup from easily accessible equipment. The book is capped off with a field guide of sorts that offers a taxonomy of the various types of micrometeorites, along with sample images, as well as the kinds of man-made and terrestrial spherules that stardust hunters are likely to encounter and how to identify them as imposters. Once thought to exist only at the bottoms of oceans and atop polar ice, it turns out that stardust is everywhere…and On the Trail of Stardust is your indispensable tool to finding it for yourself.

Astrobiology The Search for Life in the Universe

The NASA Stardust mission has returned samples form the comet 81P/Wild 2. In January 2004 the spacecraft flew through the comet dust and captured materials (Fig. 5.19, 5.20). The return capsule parachuted back on Earth on Jan.

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Author: Arnold Hanslmeier

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781608054732

Category: Science

Page: 220

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Astrobiology refers to the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. This encompasses extraterrestrial life and life on Earth. Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field that is gaining a rapidly growing interest among both the general public and the astronomical research community. This e-book explains the detection and evolution of exoplanets and discusses the question of habitability on such objects. Chapters in this text include cited references enabling the reader to acquire more information on specific aspects of astrobiology. It is also a suitable textbook for introductory taught courses in universities and colleges on the subject.

Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins

This search was also unsuccessful. Moreover, Yates (1993) and Strebel et al. (1998) searched unsuccessfully for stardust in cryoconite samples from Greenland. This was the end for the search for IS-grains in AMMs.

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Author: M. Maurette

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540343356

Category: Science

Page: 330

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Gives the first a coherent and comprehensive account of how meteorites may have brought the seeds of life to Earth. Embedds specific results within a broader framework that considers the creation and evolution of the Early Earth. Provides experienced researchers with a modern and compact reference, as well as a source of material for lectures in this field.

The Stardust Revolution

The discussion ofthepossible existence of presolarorganic stardustisfrom Sun Kwok,“TheSynthesis of Organicand ... Two ofthe best historical overviews of the search forexoplanetswere writtenby leading exoplanet theorist AlanBoss, ...

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Author: Jacob Berkowitz

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616145507

Category: Science

Page: 271

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Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth as the pivot point of creation and joined us with the rest of the cosmos as one planet among many orbiting the Sun. Three centuries later came the second great scientific revolution: the Darwinian Revolution. It removed us from a distinct, divine biological status to place us wholly in the ebb and flow of all terrestrial life. This book describes how we’re in the midst of a third great scientific revolution, five centuries in the making: the Stardust Revolution. It is the merging of the once-disparate realms of astronomy and evolutionary biology, and of the Copernican and Darwinian Revolutions, placing life in a cosmic context. The Stardust Revolution takes readers on a grand journey that begins on the summit of California’s Mount Wilson, where astronomers first realized that the universe is both expanding and evolving, to a radio telescope used to identify how organic molecules—the building blocks of life—are made by stars. It’s an epic story told through a scientific cast that includes some of the twentieth century’s greatest minds—including Nobel laureate Charles Townes, who discovered cosmic water—as well as the most ambitious scientific explorers of the twenty-first century, those racing to find another living planet. Today, an entirely new breed of scientists—astrobiologists and astrochemists—are taking the study of life into the space age. Astrobiologists study the origins, evolution, and distribution of life, not just on Earth, but in the universe. Stardust science is filling in the missing links in our evolutionary story, ones that extend our family tree back to the stars.

Girls to the Rescue Bundle Books 1 7

Wrapping her scarf an extra time around her neck and checking the oil in her lamp, Cody set out through the storm in search of Stardust. At first the tracks were easy to follow and walking in the trodden-down snow was no problem.

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Author: Bruce Lansky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442437296

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 556

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In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming. These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine. This bundle includes Girls to the Rescue Books #1-7. In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her. But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming. These adaptations and original stories from around the world inspire readers to become a new kind of heroine. This bundle includes Girls to the Rescue Books #1-7. The books included in the bundle contain a total of 65 short stories.

The Search for Our Cosmic Ancestry

Comparison of Comet Tempel 1 terrain around a crater — Deep Impact, 2005 (upper) and Stardust, Feb 2011 (lower frames). In Fig. 5.9 we see evidence of a lake plateau first identified in 2005 becoming further eroded and modified when it ...

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Author: Chandra Wickramasinghe

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814616997

Category: Science

Page: 216

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The idea that life is a cosmic, rather than a purely terrestrial phenomenon, has progressed from scientific heresy to mainstream science within the short timespan of a few decades. The theory of cometary panspermia developed by Fred Hoyle and the present author in the 1970's has been vindicated by a spate of new discoveries in astronomy and biology, and also with startling new evidence of microbial fossils in meteorites and micrometeorites. The recent Kepler Telescope searches for exoplanets have indicated the presence of over 100 billion habitable planets separated by only a few light years, thus making panspermia and the transfer of microbial life between such planets an inevitable fact. The book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the Hoyle–Wickramasinghe theory of cometary panspermia in a manner accessible to a wide general readership. Contents:The Genesis of PanspermiaThe Primordial Soup and EvolutionCosmological ContextFrom Dust to LifeCometsCosmic Viruses in Our GenesEvidence from EpidemicsMicroorganisms Entering the EarthPlanets of Life in the Solar SystemSearch for ExoplanetsSearch for Extraterrestrial IntelligenceMeteorite CluesComet Impacts and CivilisationThe Mystery of the Red Rain Readership: General public. Key Features:The recent estimate of some 140 billion habitable planets around red dwarf stars in the galaxy makes panspermia inevitable, so a reassessment of panspermia theories is timelyThe book is written by one of the foremost pioneers of the theory of cometary panspermia and is thus of interest to scientists across many fields, as well as to historians of scienceThe intended readership of the book ranges from science buffs to the general public with a general interest in scienceKeywords:Panspermia;Astrobiology;Comets;Origin of Life;Extraterrestrial LifeReviews: “The author is today's foremost expert on panspermia, having inherited that mantle from the iconic astronomer of the 20th century Sir Fred Hoyle who, with Wickramasinghe as his pupil, strongly re-introduced the subject in the early 1970's. He makes a compelling case for panspermia conveying a cosmic imperative for biology.” Gilbert V Levin Principal Investigator of NASA's Mars Viking Mission of 1976 Discoverer of evidence for Microbial Life on Mars Arizona State University “The book is accessible to those interested in an appreciation of a central question that spans all ages, and scientists and science students, who are seeking coverage of this pioneering subject matter. The historical approach to the subject will be appreciated by readers. The book will take you on an intellectual trek and can transform how you think about humans and the universe. Hopefully it will encourage the next generation of scholars to continue seeking an understanding of the origin of life, one of the most profound challenges for humanity.” Professor J T Trevors University of Guelph, Canada

Astrobiology and the Search for Life in the Universe

Participants can use their spare computing cycles for the science projects they are most interested in . Some have called this the democratization of scientific supercomputing . We also developed the Stardust ...

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D038009205

Category: Electronic books

Page: 92

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