Scientists look for life clues in comet dust

Comet ISON was destroyed by the sun in November 2013, but the dust from its tail remains on earth.

Scientists look for life clues in comet dust

World Bulletin / News Desk

Scientists in the Antarctic are collecting dust that was left behind after the heat of the sun caused the comet ISON to disintegrate in November 2013.

Dust from the comet was scattered across the Antarctic, and now scientists at the Vostok Antarctic Station are attempting to harvest the dust using five 150-square meter polyethylene canvases as traps.

The scientists hope to find evidence that living organisms can exist and be transported across the universe on comets.

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