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University of Minnesota technology helps in stardust hunt


February 25, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A local amateur scientist is partnering with a University of Minnesota researcher to identify micrometeorites from Twin Cities rooftops.

Scott Peterson, a military veteran, stay-at-home-dad and engineering student, works with a university research associate and her brand-new technology to image and identify the composition of his samples of tiny rocks from space. Peterson started collecting the samples around 2010 and first succeeded in finding a true sample last year.

2017 was a big year for Peterson. His first child was born and he began his partnership with Departmen...

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