New Paper on Stardust fine grained material

Our consortium on Stardust material has published a new article about primitive fine-grained materials found in comet dust. The paper, titled “Fine-grained material associated with a large sulfide returned from Comet 81P/Wild 2” (primary author Zack Gainsforth), takes a look at a large particle called Andromeda, and how it shielded this delicate material upon aerogel … More New Paper on Stardust fine grained material

Characterization of terminal particles from Stardust

Check out our e-poster that was presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference last week: Chemical, mineralogical, and isotopic characterization of terminal particles from Stardust tracks. We investigated seven tracks returned from the Stardust mission, and investigated the small comet particles using a wide variety of techniques.  We found many sulfide grains, as well … More Characterization of terminal particles from Stardust

LPSC Abstract on Stardust Particles

This year at LPSC, we will report on the past year of our consortium study of Stardust cometary tracks, with the goal of exploring the chemical, mineralogical and isotopic diversity of materials returned from comet 81P/Wild 2. We extracted six tracks from aerogel tile C2031 using our keystone extraction technique, and studied the materials and terminal … More LPSC Abstract on Stardust Particles