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Jon Larsen was always desperate and driven to find space particles (he is still like this), in other words, he wanted to find out the space particle, which dates back to when our Sun was still a baby (yes, not an ordinary space particle), and look where his search end… on the gutter of building rooftop. And, after he somehow convinced a British planetary scientist to study his discovery, his years of hard work and passion have finally paid off.
Larsen was reached out to Matthew Genge, Imperial College London, along with his plan to searching dust particles in this seemingly unlikely place, in 2011.
And Genge report- he was an amateur scientist, a chap who called Jon Larsen. He was actually quite famous for his jazz musician in Norway. Jon suddenly got interested in all this and just with that, he started collecting all the debris which ends up in the gutter.
After going through the relict search in the roof guttering from Oslo, Paris and Berlin buildings, Jon sends photos of interesting space particles he’d find to the Genge.
Genge said- when he got the picture from Jon, in the picture he just founded, what he is looking for so long (obviously, it’s related to space particles), he was like- ‘oh! My gosh, I should pay more attention to this guy!’. Larsen surely surprised Genge.
Genges explained- these particles are definitely not coming from meteor showers as that dust comes in so fast, it almost comes in at maybe 30 kilometers per second [exactly 67,000 miles per hour], furthermore, it completely evaporates in the Earth atmospheres.
Imperial College London presses release that, the researchers think that the changes in the dust particle structure could be because of the very small orbital changes in the solar system’s planets over the millions of years. The little gravitational disturbances possibly change the trajectory of the interplanetary dust, with causing it to hit the Earth’s atmosphere at different speeds and the angles. These little changes can influence how much heating is caused by the atmospheric entry that influences the size of the particles, which make it to the ground and influence the shape of crystals inside the microscopic grains.