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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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It may be that save in this little planet, this speck of cosmic dust, invisible long before the nearest star could be attained--it may be, I say, that nowhere else does this thing called pain occur.
Instead, the data suggest cosmic dust, 1,000 times smaller than the smallest grains of sand, is the culprit.
The stars look almost like diamonds set on a background of cosmic dust.
The new ALMA observations reveal emission from clouds of cold cosmic dust surrounding the star.
UK academics also contributed to work on the Radio Plasma Wave Instrument, Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) and Cosmic Dust Analyser (CDA).
Citing Van Velzen's 2009 findings through WISE, three active black holes surrounded by the radiation-charged cosmic dust were discovered, while a separate Chinese group has found another one.
Although cosmic dust may have provided some of Earth's water, it couldn't have provided all of it, contends cosmo-chemist Conel Alexander of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.
Its six sophisticated cameras - some of the most high-tech ever built - have beamed back hundreds of thousands of images capturing billions of stars glittering through clouds of cosmic dust.
Dr Gomez said: "The fact that Steve and I have been recognised for our research into cosmic dust is due to the incredible team involved in the Herschel Space Observatory and the significant Cardiff involvement in this amazing space mission.
Music Dopapod & Twiddle with special guests Soule Monde, Viral Sound, Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Hornitz, 6 p.
The tale of an ordinary teddy bear brought to life with cosmic dust is being revived for 26 new episodes, but the villains will no longer be fat or carry guns.
The first section opens in a swirl of cosmic dust, which we return to near its close.

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