of cat dander, face powder, cigar ash, soil, pollen, insect poop, human skin.
DUST! Earth dust. I know it well, which is to say much better than MOON dust,
which is why that tiny NASA probe
is gradually going to let the Moon’s gravity pull it away from earth
so that it can dry mop under the bed
as it were
of those craters so as to figure out what all’s in THAT mixture.
I dare say it’s out of this world.
*Looking backward from Moon to Earth made me realize that all dust is not created equally, or at least isn’t the same, especially if it’s on the moon, where there are no humans, cats, or face powders–that we know of, at this point, anyway. –Patty
- NASA’s moon dust mission launching tonight from Virginia; rocket’s trail to be visible in central Pa. (pennlive.com)
- NASA Will Use LADEE to Collect Moon Dust and Learn About the Lunar Atmosphere (guardianlv.com)
- NASA’s Moon Mission Runs Into Glitch After Launch (on.aol.com)
- NASA probe takes off to solve moon dust mystery (news.cnet.com)