cosmic dust

Cosmic Dust Could Spread Life from World to World Across the Galaxy

Does life appear independently on different planets in the galaxy? Or does it spread from world to world? Or does…

5 months ago

Twinkling Stars Supply the Dust That Leads to Life

A team of Japanese astronomers has found a connection between the dustiness of Red Giant stars and changes in their…

1 year ago

Clouds of Carbon Dust Seen When the Universe was Less Than a Billion Years Old

A new study shows that carbonaeous dust grains existed much earlier than previously thought, which has significant implications for galactic…

1 year ago

Did Cosmic Dust Deliver the Phosphorus Needed for Life?

Without phosphorus, there's no life. It's a necessary part of DNA, RNA, and other biological molecules like ATP, which helps…

3 years ago

Earth Gains 5,200 Tons of Dust From Space Every Year

Whenever I wipe the dust off my coffee table or catch a glimpse of dust motes floating in sunlight, my…

3 years ago

Stars Are The Universe’s Neat Freaks

A recently released catalogue showing the results of a Herschel survey has revealed how stars have cleaned the universe over…

8 years ago

Getting a Handle on How Much Cosmic Dust Hits Earth

[/caption] Does Earth have a dust build-up problem? Estimates vary of how much cosmic dust and meteorites enter Earth’s atmosphere…

12 years ago