Astronomer honored with a mineral
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 89, Issue 26, page 235, 24 June 2008
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2008), Astronomer honored with a mineral, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(26), 235–235, doi:10.1029/2008EO260004.(
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“I have always been very intrigued by minerals, so it is great to be one,” commented NASA Stardust mission principal investigator and University of Washington astronomer Donald Brownlee, AGU member, after learning the International Mineralogical Association had named a new mineral in his honor. Brownleeite, a combination of manganese and silicon, is the first mineral discovered in a particle from a comet. The mineral was found inside a particle collected by a high-altitude NASA aircraft from a dust stream that entered Earth's atmosphere in 2003.