Astronomy Cast Ep. 326: Atmospheric Dust

Article written: 16 Dec , 2013
Updated: 28 Dec , 2015
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When you consider the hazards of spaceflight, it’s hard to get worked up about dust bunnies. And yet, atmospheric dust is going to be one of the biggest problems astronauts will face when they reach the surface of other worlds. Where does this dust come from, and what does it tell us about the history of other worlds, and what can we do to mitigate the health risks?

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