We Are All Stardust

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When a meteor hits the earth, there is the possibility that it brings something very rare along with it: cosmic stardust older than our Solar System. Dr. Philipp Heck and his team of scientists use a combination of geosciences, chemistry, and astronomy to hunt for these presolar grains, which offer glimpses into our galaxy's past.
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