cosmic dust

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cosmic dust

n.
Clouds of fine particles of matter in interstellar and interplanetary space.

cosmic dust

n
(Astronomy) fine particles of solid matter occurring throughout interstellar space and often collecting into clouds of extremely low density. See also nebula1

cos′mic dust′


n.
fine particles of matter in space.
[1925]
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Noun1.cosmic dust - clouds of particles or gases occurring throughout interstellar space
extragalactic nebula, galaxy - (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust; "`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"
cloud - any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
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