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cosmic dust

noun, Astronomy
1.
fine particles of matter in space.
Origin of cosmic dust
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Perhaps we ran into a cloud of cosmic dust that intercepted the Sun's rays.

  • Sixty brave men were dancing motes of cosmic dust before the shocked commander could sound the recall.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • It is too late, after a busy day, and at that hour, to begin overtime on fashioning a new and better planet out of cosmic dust.

    Old Junk H. M. Tomlinson
  • Then he was floating in what felt like waves of cosmic dust, swirling many-colored before his eyes.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The more important question is: How do astronomers conceive the condensation of this mixed mass of cosmic dust?

    The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe
  • The cosmic dust was brighter out here, and the constellations looked a little flattened.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • A thin layer of cosmic dust lay over the surface, such as would be found on any airless world.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
  • The clouds of cosmic dust swirled and foamed around the familiar jewels of his own sky.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • They might be actual monuments, defaced by cosmic dust, by collision with the myriad fragments of the Belt, by time.

    The Legion of Lazarus Edmond Hamilton
  • Man will be modest when he takes the measure of his littleness as an atom of the cosmic dust.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for cosmic dust

cosmic dust

noun
1.
fine particles of solid matter occurring throughout interstellar space and often collecting into clouds of extremely low density See also nebula (sense 1)
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