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Evidence for interstellar origin of seven dust particles collected by the Stardust spacecraft

Overview of attention for article published in Science, August 2014
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88 news outlets
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13 blogs
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60 tweeters
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5 Facebook pages
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5 Wikipedia pages
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3 Google+ users

Citations

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106 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Evidence for interstellar origin of seven dust particles collected by the Stardust spacecraft
Published in
Science, August 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1252496
Pubmed ID
Authors

A. J. Westphal, R. M. Stroud, H. A. Bechtel, F. E. Brenker, A. L. Butterworth, G. J. Flynn, D. R. Frank, Z. Gainsforth, J. K. Hillier, F. Postberg, A. S. Simionovici, V. J. Sterken, L. R. Nittler, C. Allen, D. Anderson, A. Ansari, S. Bajt, R. K. Bastien, N. Bassim, J. Bridges, D. E. Brownlee, M. Burchell, M. Burghammer, H. Changela, P. Cloetens, A. M. Davis, R. Doll, C. Floss, E. Grun, P. R. Heck, P. Hoppe, B. Hudson, J. Huth, A. Kearsley, A. J. King, B. Lai, J. Leitner, L. Lemelle, A. Leonard, H. Leroux, R. Lettieri, W. Marchant, R. Ogliore, W. J. Ong, M. C. Price, S. A. Sandford, J.-A. S. Tresseras, S. Schmitz, T. Schoonjans, K. Schreiber, G. Silversmit, V. A. Sole, R. Srama, F. Stadermann, T. Stephan, J. Stodolna, S. Sutton, M. Trieloff, P. Tsou, T. Tyliszczak, B. Vekemans, L. Vincze, J. Von Korff, N. Wordsworth, D. Zevin, M. E. Zolensky

Abstract

Seven particles captured by the Stardust Interstellar Dust Collector and returned to Earth for laboratory analysis have features consistent with an origin in the contemporary interstellar dust stream. More than 50 spacecraft debris particles were also identified. The interstellar dust candidates are readily distinguished from debris impacts on the basis of elemental composition and/or impact trajectory. The seven candidate interstellar particles are diverse in elemental composition, crystal structure, and size. The presence of crystalline grains and multiple iron-bearing phases, including sulfide, in some particles indicates that individual interstellar particles diverge from any one representative model of interstellar dust inferred from astronomical observations and theory.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 2%
United States 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 101 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 37 35%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 24%
Professor 7 7%
Other 6 6%
Student > Bachelor 5 5%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 14 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 24 23%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 23 22%
Chemistry 15 14%
Engineering 6 6%
Materials Science 4 4%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 21 20%

Attention Score in Context

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#11,644
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Outputs from Science
#724
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Outputs of similar age
#102
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#6
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