Space dust on your roof


About the research

Once in a while, a meteorite hits Earth, which then becomes world news. But did you know that there is a constant rain of micrometeorites falling on Earth? These are meteorites smaller than 2 mm, some of which, if you look closely, you can find on your flat roof. What makes micrometeorites so interesting that VUB researcher Flore Van Maldeghem even travels to remote Antarctica to find them? She tells us in this video.

Flore Van Maldeghem

Ever since she was little, Flore Van Maldeghem has been fascinated by space, wondering what was out there. Combined with her passion for nature and outdoor life, this translated into a degree in geology. Now she is pursuing a PhD at the VUB studying meteorites and micrometeorites, to understand more about our solar system.

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