The 1934 drought is the worst on record for North America in the past 1,000 years, and had similar conditions to the current California drought.
The likelihood that a South Pole-based telescope detected elusive gravitational waves earlier this year has just taken another nosedive. Continue reading →
Thanks to a massive effort by 30,716 volunteers, scientists have pinpointed what appear to be seven precious specks of dust from outside the solar system, each bearing unique stories of exploded stars, cold interstellar clouds and other past cosmic lives.
The supernova mechanism behind cosmic dust formation has been a mystery, but now astronomers have the answer. Continue reading →
Sand and grit from the Sahara are suspended thousands of feet up in the air and are then carried by the wind. Continue reading →
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera has 'shot' (as in photographed), not one, but three dust devils in action on the red planet's surface. Continue reading →
Scientists have, for the first time, created stellar dust in the lab that is belched into space by dying stars in an effort to understand its role in forming planets.
Northern China is infamous for dust storms that can sometimes choke Beijing in a yellow haze. A new satellite image shows one of these storms from above.
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