Feel Heavy? There Are 10,000,000 Pounds Of Space Dust Falling On Us Each Year

Feel Heavy? There Are 10,000,000 Pounds Of Space Dust Falling On Us Each Year

In 2018, one such meteorite from that time hit Botswana It was not unique. Over 30 percent of such Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenites (HED) meteorites that hit Earth year come from just the impact that formed the Antonia crater on Vesta. It's a great location because it has little snow and almost no dust - from Earth. Using decades of data allows them to extrapolate that out and it means we are being bombarded by millions of pounds of space dust each year. : The micrometeorite flux at Dome C (Antarctica), monitoring the accretion of extraterrestrial dust on Earth.

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