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cosmic dust

n.
Clouds of fine particles of matter in interstellar and interplanetary space.
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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
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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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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.
"These limelight-hogging celestial objects combine whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars, glowing bursts of gas, and dark, weaving lanes of cosmic dust."
Nicholas Crane, geographer, traveller, cyclist, author and broadcaster has dug deep into his rucksack-of-life to share, in compact form, a readable risk assessment of our collective home, evolving from cosmic dust, 4.6 billion years ago.
A preliminary analysis by Marc Fries, Cosmic Dust Curator at NASA's Johnson Space Center, revealed two small fragments characteristic of the smooth fusion crust that forms during a bolide's plunge through Earth's atmosphere.
This theory begins with deep incarnation, the idea that by becoming flesh, the Word of God joins not just with humanity but also with "the whole evolving biological world of living creatures and the cosmic dust from which they were composed." As flesh in solidarity with all of creation, Jesus' suffering on the cross accompanies every oppressed person and expiring species in their torment.
Previously, researches have already collected cosmic dust on the ISS, trying to find the ionosphere bacteria from the lower atmosphere.
In addition to the core material on modern approaches to developing and applying the microelectronic element base for on-board radio-electronic equipment on spacecraft and dual-purpose and special-purpose systems, Belous, Saladukha, and Shvedau provide considerable background and supporting material such as the configuration of modern spacecraft, the role of on-board electronic equipment in reaching the project's aim, spacecraft accident and failure statistics, reasons for the widespread use of counterfeit microcircuits in Russia and ways to stop it, and the impact of ionizing space radiation and the stream of high-velocity and high-energy microparticles (cosmic dust) on radio-electronic equipment in space applications.
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.
Itmight b 1 It might have been broadcast on the BBC but there was no holding back on bands' riders with Mercury-nominated band The Comet Is Coming having "cosmic dust" on their list of requests.
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.C.
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.

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