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Cassini Probe Catches Interstellar Stardust

The Cassini space probe, which has been circling Saturn since 2004, has detected interstellar dust, according to a new study. Cassini is equipped with a “cosmic dust analyzer”, which has sampled “millions of ice-rich dust grains.” According to NASA, the overwhelming majority of the millions of dust grains come from Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, which has been shown to have active jets spraying into space. However, a mere 36 grains appear to come from interstellar space. In the 1990s,...

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