moondust

noun
moon·​dust | \-ˌdəst \

Definition of moondust 

: fine dry particles of the moon's soil

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In that case, in 2016, a federal judge in Wichita ruled that the government had to return to a local woman, Nancy Carlson, a NASA bag that was used to collect lunar samples, which turned out to contain moondust. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Woman: Neil Armstrong gave me moondust; I don’t want NASA to take it away," 13 June 2018 Why devote your spare time — and garage space — to gathering moondust? Vince Beiser, WIRED, "Moondust Miners Dig for $250,000 in NASA Prize Money," 27 Aug. 2007

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First Known Use of moondust

1905, in the meaning defined above

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