The Dawn of Dust Astronomy

  title={The Dawn of Dust Astronomy},
  author={Eberhard Grun and Harald Kruger and Ralf Srama},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
We review the development of dust science from the first ground-based astronomical observations of dust in space to compositional analysis of individual dust particles and their source objects. A multitude of observational techniques is available for the scientific study of space dust: from meteors and interplanetary dust particles collected in the upper atmosphere to dust analyzed in situ or returned to Earth. In situ dust detectors have been developed from simple dust impact detectors… Expand

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