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Collecting micrometeorites

Micrometeorites are tiny pieces of space dust washed out of the atmosphere by rain!

To collect your own, you will need:

  • Bucket or other container
  • Coffee filter paper
  • Strong magnet
  • Plastic sandwich bag
  • White paper
  • Magnifying glass or microscope (optional)


  1. Put a small bucket or other container outside for a few weeks and allow it to collect some rain water.
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Space Rocks

Do you have Kosmikophobia? Meteorophobia? Or even Cometophobia? If you look hard enough you can find a phobia for just about everything, even cosmic phenomenon, meteors and comets.

Are you kept up at night thinking how the earth might be destroyed by a huge meteor in a catastrophic extinction inducing explosion?… Read more

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