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Up Close with Micrometeorites

Up Close with Micrometeorites

The word “meteorite” conjures images of rocks falling from the heavens, but each day our planet is pelted with tons of micrometeorites, mostly smaller than grains of sand. Project Stardust founder Jon Larsen gets us up close and personal with 41 of these tiny, otherworldly objects thanks to a scanning electron microscope.

Big Bang Meteorite Pistols

Big Bang Meteorite Pistols

Cabot Guns painstakingly extracted the components of these handguns from a 4.5 billion year-old meteorite which landed in Gibeon, Namibia during pre-historic times. This handcrafted, one-of-a-kind set is valued at over $5 million, and we’d never want to fire them.

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