interplanetary dust


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Noun1.interplanetary dust - microscopic particles in the interplanetary medium
interplanetary medium - interplanetary space including forms of energy and gas and dust
dust - free microscopic particles of solid material; "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
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When scientists try to measure the intensity of the optical background from Earth, for instance, the faint light from distant galaxies is polluted by the brightness of sunlight reflected off interplanetary dust in the inner solar system.
The interplanetary dust that causes the meteor showers is common throughout our solar system, so it's likely that all solar system planets and moons with substantial atmospheres have metal ions, according to the team.
Such compounds may have had several different origins; amongst them the ocean-atmosphere coupled system (the primordial soup theory), or exogenous inputs by meteorites, comets and Interplanetary Dust Particles.
We know, for instance, that interplanetary dust particles can be rich in sodium.
counts hits from interplanetary dust particles, they have been gathering data throughout the cruise since leaving Earth.
He said that they got the same results looking at a very small fragment as we did a much larger fragment from the same meteorite, and that these techniques allow them to investigate other small-scale extraterrestrial materials like micrometeorites, interplanetary dust particles, and cometary particles in future studies.
A meteor or "shooting star" is produced when an interplanetary dust particle (meteoroid) enters the Earth's atmosphere and deflagrates, leaving a train of excited and ionized particles along its path.
He was partway through a PhD degree at Imperial College London, studying reflected light from interplanetary dust, when Queen became successful and he had to put his studies on hold.
He was partway through a PhD degree Imperial College London, studying reflected light from interplanetary dust, when Queen became successful and he had to put his studies on hold.
Nine full papers explore such topics as the relationship between solar activity and forest fires, solar energy and sustainable development, solar wind and motions of interplanetary dust grains, and solar wind interaction with artificial atmospheres.
The ratio of carbon-13 to carbon-12 was far below that found in other diamonds and even in other reservoirs of isotopically light carbon, including carbon-rich meteorites and interplanetary dust.
In fact, that carbon-isotope ratio is far below that found in other diamonds and in other reservoirs of isotopically light carbon, including carbon-rich meteorites and interplanetary dust.

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