On The Trail Of Stardust: The Guide To Finding Micrometeorites: Tools, Techniques, And Identification

byJon Larsen

Paperback | April 16, 2019

On The Trail Of Stardust: The Guide To Finding Micrometeorites: Tools, Techniques, And Identification by Jon Larsen
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On the Trail of Stardustputs the heavens in your hands—in the form of cosmic dust, or micrometeorites. With this handy guide from the author of the international bestsellerIn 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 candiscover 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 theorigins and formation of micrometeoritesto assembling thesimple array of gear neededto get out there and find stardust in your own neighborhood, rooftop, or rain gutters.

Larsen explains thebest places to lookand offersstep-by-step photo sequencesof 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 ataxonomy 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 andhow to identifythem asimposters.

Once thought to exist only at the bottoms of oceans and atop polar ice, it turns out that stardust is everywhere...ndOn the Trail of Stardustis your indispensable tool to finding it for yourself.
A guitarist, composer, record producer, and painter,Jon Larsenbegan researching micrometeorites in 2009. His breakthrough came in February 2015 with the verification of the world's first micrometeorite discovered in a populated area. In January 2016, Dr. Matthew Genge at the Natural History Museum in London evaluated and verified Jon L...
Title:On The Trail Of Stardust: The Guide To Finding Micrometeorites: Tools, Techniques, And Identificati...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 8.25 X 6 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.25 X 6 X 0.5 inPublished:April 16, 2019Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760364583

ISBN - 13:9780760364581

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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