bits of dust

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:12:41 GMT

Liverpool Echo

'Halley's Comet' over Liverpool: How to see the cosmic dust that's causing a fuss
Liverpool Echo
This river of dust is a few million miles wide but the particles are only as big as a grain of sand. "They'll just burn up in our atmosphere which will break them down even further and eventually, they will fall to Earth as bits of dust but that takes months." Halley's ...

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:26:38 GMT

The Guardian

'Gravitational waves' may have been space dust
The Guardian
Scientists who caused a global sensation when they announced the discovery of gravitational waves may have been fooled by bits of dust floating about in space. Researchers at Harvard University called a press conference in March to reveal that they had ...

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:00:15 GMT

RedOrbit

Researchers Find Pebble-Size Particles Of Interstellar Dust In The Orion ...
RedOrbit
Current theories suggest that rocky planets like Earth start their lives as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand. Filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula might be full of pebble-sized particles, according to a new study released by ...

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