Cosmic dust

Fossilised space dust unearthed at UK's iconic white cliffs of Dover!

Fossilised space dust unearthed at UK's iconic white cliffs of Dover!

Researchers from the Imperial College London in the UK also discovered a way to determine if the cosmic dust was clay-rich.

Sep 10, 2017, 19:32 PM IST
Cosmic dust discovered for the first time on city rooftops!

Cosmic dust discovered for the first time on city rooftops!

Attempts were made earlier to identify cosmic dust in cities, but research only turned up with industrial pollution-induced terrestrial grime and particles.

Dec 07, 2016, 18:31 PM IST
Cosmic dust unveils Earth's ancient atmosphere

Cosmic dust unveils Earth's ancient atmosphere

Using the oldest fossil micrometeorites - space dust - ever found, the new study has made a surprising discovery about the chemistry of Earth's atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago.

May 14, 2016, 16:15 PM IST

NASA recreates cosmic dust in lab

NASA scientists have for the first time reproduced tiny particles of dust that are known to accumulate around red giant stars.

May 11, 2014, 17:44 PM IST

Scientists complete largest survey of cosmic dust in local galaxies

Scientists have used data from ESA `s Herschel space observatory to complete the largest census of dust in local galaxies.

Mar 19, 2014, 15:27 PM IST

Brown dwarfs could grow rocky planets

Astronomers have detected that the outer region of a dusty disc encircling a brown dwarf - a star-like object, contains millimetre-size solid grains like those found in denser discs around newborn stars.

Dec 02, 2012, 16:33 PM IST

How cosmic dust shape the twinkling stars

Want to know about the formation of stars? Well, scientists have found that cosmic dust is a vital ingredient that shapes them.

Nov 23, 2010, 12:03 PM IST