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Cosmic dust   /kˈɑzmɪk dəst/   Listen
Cosmic dust

Clouds of particles or gases occurring throughout interstellar space.

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"Cosmic dust" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the planet, as we have every reason to believe, stretches far back beyond the period of the oldest stratified rocks, and is involved in the history of the solar system and of the nebula,—the cloud of glowing gases or of cosmic dust,—from which the sun and planets are believed to ...
— The Elements of Geology • William Harmon Norton

... there, are the dying suns; and if you look closely you will see, flitting like ghosts across the light of their luminous neighbours, the gaunt frames of dead worlds. Here and there are vast stretches of loose cosmic dust that seems to be gathering into embryonic stars; here and there are stars in infancy or in strenuous youth. You detect all the chief phases of the making of a world in the forms and fires of these colossal aggregations of matter. Like the chance crowd ...
— The Story of Evolution • Joseph McCabe

Words linked to "Cosmic dust" :   cloud, galaxy, extragalactic nebula

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