cosmic dust


Definition of cosmic dust

: very fine particles of solid matter found in any part of the universe

Examples of cosmic dust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And—as in that Milky Way example—that cosmic dust absorbs the light of stars behind it. Christopher Intagliata, Scientific American, 8 Dec. 2021 Thanos does that early in Endgame, but the Stones remain dispersed in the universe as cosmic dust. Chris Smith, BGR, 8 Nov. 2021 Even after Thanos destroyed them in Endgame, the Stones still exist as cosmic dust. Chris Smith, BGR, 16 July 2021 The array of analysis methods allowed the team not only to identify cosmic dust but also to trace each extraterrestrial particle’s most likely origin. Sarah Derouin, Scientific American, 29 Apr. 2021 Located 1,100 kilometers inland on the continent and rising more than three kilometers above sea level, Dome C is practically perfect for cosmic dust collecting. Sarah Derouin, Scientific American, 29 Apr. 2021 Buzz Aldrin’s iconic photo of a boot print on the moon, the Hubble Space Telescope’s Pillars of Creation image of cosmic dust and gas, a picture of McCandless’ untethered space walk—all are stunning moments captured serendipitously. Eric Adams, Wired, 17 Feb. 2021 The top notes are listed as cosmic dust and antimatter particles, the heart of the fragrance is described as starlight, the scent of Supernova, and the base notes are atmospheric vapour, and dark nebulae. Essence, 3 Dec. 2020 Notes include cosmic dust, antimatter particles, starlight, the scent of supernova, atmospheric vapour, and dark nebulae. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of cosmic dust

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Cosmic dust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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