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  1. cosmic dust(noun)

    clouds of particles or gases occurring throughout interstellar space

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  1. Cosmic dust

    Cosmic dust can be taken to be all dust in the cosmos, as its name implies, or limited to space dust in our solar system, as scientists who study dust in the solar system prefer. It is for the most part a type of small dust particles which are a few molecules to 0.1 µm in size. A smaller fraction of all dust in space consists of larger refractory minerals that condensed as matter left the stars. It is called "stardust" and is included in a separate section below. Cosmic dust can be further distinguished by its astronomical location: intergalactic dust, interstellar dust, interplanetary dust and circumplanetary dust. In our own Solar System, interplanetary dust causes the zodiacal light. Sources of solar system dust include comet dust, asteroidal dust, dust from the Kuiper belt, and interstellar dust passing through our solar system. The terminology has no specific application for describing materials found on the planet Earth except for dust that has demonstrably fallen to earth. In October 2011, scientists reported that cosmic dust contains complex organic matter that could be created naturally, and rapidly, by stars.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cosmic Dust

    Finely divided solid matter with particle sizes smaller than a micrometeorite, thus with diameters much smaller than a millimeter, moving in interplanetary space. (NASA Thesaurus, 1994)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosmic dust in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cosmic dust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cosmic dust in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for insects as well as for the stars. Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

  2. Albert Einstein, Dilip Kumar Roy, (famous Indian classical singer), had cited the above quotation of Einstein in one of his let:

    Let us not forget that knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. ... I claim credit for nothing. Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insects as well as for the stars, Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

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