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Collection and curation of interplanetary dust particles recovered from the stratosphereSince May 1981, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has used aircraft to collect interplanetary dust particles (IDP's) from Earth's stratosphere. Specially designed dust collectors are prepared for flight and processed after flight in an ultraclean (Class-100) laboratory constructed for this purpose at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. Particles are individually retrieved from the collectors, examined, and cataloged, and then made available to the scientific community for research. Interplanetary dust thereby joins lunar samples and Antarctic meteorites as a critical extraterrestrial material being curated at JSC.
Document ID
19950004558
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Zolensky, Michael E. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Warren, Jack L. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Workshop on the Analysis of Interplanetary Dust Particles
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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