Cosmic dust is all around us, and nearly 60 tons of it falls to Earth every day. What can we learn about the origins of our universe from these mighty specks?
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The story of the Bondoc mesosiderite is one of the most remarkable in meteorite history. Recovered by H.H. Nininger 40 miles from the nearest village in a remote part of the Philippines during the 1950s, the original, and only, mass weighed a staggering 1,955 pounds. At the time, it was the second largest stony-iron meteorite ever found. It took Nininger nearly four years to get the mass back to the United States, and its amazing journey included travel by bulldozer and river raft.
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In signing today's space policy directive, President Donald J. Trump is ensuring that America will lead in space once again. American astronauts will return to the Moon and lay a foundation for a mission to Mars.
Heads-up, Earthlings! The annual Geminid meteor shower has arrived, peaking overnight Dec. 13-14. It's a good time to bundle up, go outside and let the universe blow your mind! Get the details: go.nasa.gov/2jEepCC