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Every year the Earth collects 40,000 tonnes of material from space

Every year the Earth collects 40,000 tonnes of material from space. Since 1982 NASA have sent high altitude planes up to collect cosmic and interplanetary dust which originates mainly from asteroid collisions and disintegrating comets.

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Via Science Daily

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