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Cosmic Dust

Astronomers Solve Long-Standing Cosmic Mystery

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.22.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that "we are made of star stuff" -- or, in other words, cosmic dust. But where all that dust came from, and how it survived...

Hitchhikers From Interstellar Space?

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.14.2014 | Science

Seven tiny grains of rock captured by NASA's comet-chasing Stardust probe in 2004 may be visitors from the vast reaches of interstellar space, researc...

Cosmic Dust Mystery May Have Just Been Solved

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science

Astronomers watching a supernova may have found out where the dust that makes up much of the Universe came from.Cosmic dust is crucial to the birth of...

Cosmic Dust

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

I wonder if there's another way to observe this day and the season of Lent which it inaugurates by considering where those ashes come from. I don't mean their traditional origin in last year's Palm Sunday palm fronds that are burned to ashes and mixed with oil to create an adhesive mix, but a deeper origin.

LOOK: Giant Telescope Snaps Killer Views Of Cosmic Dust Factory

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON — New views from a giant radio telescope in Chile are revealing massive amounts of dust created by an exploding star for the first time. ...

WATCH: Baby Stars Hide In Huge 'Tentacle' In Space

Posted 02.15.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 02/15/2012 10:45 AM EST on SPACE.com A European telescope has spotted a vast tendril of cosmic dust reaching acr...

Milky Way Planck Telescope Picture Captures Coldest, Oldest Matter In The Universe

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See picture and video below* The European Space Agency's Planck telescope has finished the first of four scans of the entire sky. When complete, t...