Meteor Dust

Meteor Dust

 

the minutest solid particles, measuring from several micrometers to fractions of a millimeter, that arise as a result of the ablation of meteoroids during the passage of the meteoroid through the earth’s atmosphere. The trails of bolides consist of meteor dust.

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To further solidify the concept of the Passages of time, EGARD decided to add authentic meteor dust to the AM/PM disc, in order to include elements from the present moment, back to the moment of creation of the universe itself.
Huffman frequently employs abstract forms that suggest ethereal landscapes: In the astronaut paintings, puffs of flat color evoke meteor dust, toxic gas, or rain clouds, while these new ones are full of inky swirls, dripped passages, and gray splotches that resemble clumps of mold.
For instance, meteor dust, which falls evenly over Earth's surface, may be more easily detectable in the bare zone than elsewhere, says Scholl.
With a moment's further reflection, he added, 'Some people have argued that meteor dust could supply nuclei for rain'.