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.
The moon may not have any air, but that doesn’t mean it lacks atmosphere.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped solve an infrared mystery surrounding baby star systems that has puzzled astronomers since the 1980s. Continue reading →
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