Cosmic Dust Catalog

Metadata Updated: December 18, 2017

Since May 1981, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has used aircraft to collect cosmic dust (CD) particles from Earth's stratosphere. Specially designed dust collectors are prepared for flight and processed after flight in an ultraclean (Class-100) laboratory constructed for this purpose at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. Particles are individually retrieved from the collectors, examined and cataloged, and then made available to the scientific community for research. Cosmic dust thereby joins lunar samples and meteorites as an additional source of extraterrestrial materials for scientific study.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: U.S. Government Work

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Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date December 18, 2017
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date October 8, 2014
Metadata Updated Date December 18, 2017
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Unique Identifier NASA-0000018
Nancy Todd
Maintainer Email
Id {$oid: 55942a78c63a7fe59b49749d}
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Harvest Object Id 99ab8a77-f463-4af9-891c-e35456c93d71
Harvest Source Id 39e4ad2a-47ca-4507-8258-852babd0fd99
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2012-09-18
Program Code 026:007
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 7c909b3064f288d323a62c92d6f825151bb3765c
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1981-01-01/2011-01-01

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