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2010-11-23 11:14:41

Astronomers find cosmic dust annoying when it blocks their view of the heavens, but without it the universe would be devoid of stars.

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2010-10-13 06:40:00

A University of Colorado at Boulder space dust counter designed, tested and operated by students that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto now holds the record for the most distant working dust detector ever to travel through space.

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2010-10-06 09:45:00

A new infrared image from ESO’s VISTA survey telescope reveals an extraordinary landscape of glowing tendrils of gas, dark clouds and young stars within the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn).

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2010-10-02 06:50:00

A major instrument due to fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is getting its first taste of space in the test facilities at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the United Kingdom.

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2010-10-01 08:15:38

A major instrument due to fly aboard the James Webb Space Telescope is getting its first taste of space in the test facilities at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the United Kingdom.

2010-09-23 10:20:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New supercomputer simulations tracking the interactions of thousands of dust grains show what the solar system might look like to alien astronomers searching for planets.

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2010-08-11 08:22:51

The chemical breakdown of minerals that may be lurking in space dust soon will be available to scientists around the world.

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2010-07-06 06:14:35

JAXA said Monday that its Hayabusa space probe, which returned to Earth last month, collected “minute particles” of what it hopes is asteroid dust from the potato-shaped Itokawa asteroid.

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2010-03-07 09:45:00

NASA scientists said they might have identified the first specks of interstellar dust in materials collected by the agency's Stardust spacecraft.

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2009-12-01 09:30:00

A recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of part of NGC 7023, or the Iris Nebula, highlights a perfect dust laboratory in the sky.


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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Nebula -- in astronomy, observed manifestation of a collection of highly rarefied gas and dust in interstellar space. Prior to the 1960s this term was also applied to bodies later discovered to be galaxies, e.g., the so-called Great Nebula in the constellation Andromeda. In 1864, William Huggins confirmed William Herschel's conclusion that nebulae are not swarms of stars by determining that the spectra of nebulae are made of bright lines characteristic of radiating gases. Diffuse...

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