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simulated stardust

Podcast: Studying Simulated Stardust

  • By Sara Mitchell
  • April 25, 2013
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Dust – on Earth, it’s a nuisance. But in space, it’s a valuable natural resource, a raw material essential to the formation of nearly any object imaginable. NASA Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Christina Richey studies interstellar dust grains through laboratory-created analogs, comparing the properties of simulated stardust to data from missions … Continue Reading →


Awesomeness Roundup

Awesomeness Round-Up – 7/27/2012

  • By Alexe Helmke
  • July 27, 2012
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Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Hubble captured this wonderful image that looks very much like an outer space firework explosion. Herbig-Haro 110 is a geyser of hot gas being blown away from a newborn star that ricochets off the dense core of a cloud of molecular … Continue Reading →


Podcast: Dust in the Wind

Podcast: Dust in the Interstellar Wind

  • By Sara Mitchell
  • November 17, 2009
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Click to listen! (5.2MB MP3, right-click to save) Transcript (Text, PDF) The makings of new planets lie in dusty, debris-filled disks rotating around stars, held in place and shaped by the influence of their host stars. ┬áBut the dust, ice, and small bodies in these planet-forming disks also feel the … Continue Reading →


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