interstellar dust


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interstellar dust

Cosmic dust occurring in the interstellar medium.
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An opposite side of the tray holds interstellar dust particles captured by the spacecraft during its seven-year, three-billion-mile journey.
Although interstellar dust accounts for only one percent of the mass of interstellular matter, it absorbs one-third of the starlight in the Milky Way and re-emits it in the infrared.
My talks are about exploding stars and interstellar dust.
Other topics presented include new samples; new techniques; and analyses relating to the evolution of stars, interstellar dust, and galaxies.
While BICEP researchers insist their signal was imprinted on the universe's oldest light, Knox and other researchers fear that the light came from a more mundane source: interstellar dust in our own galaxy.
has successfully reproduced, right here on Earth, the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star and lead to the formation of planet-forming interstellar dust.
Infrared light cuts through intervening interstellar dust more effectively than visible light does.
FORCAST offered astronomers the ability to see the CNR and QC regions and other exotic cosmic features whose light is obscured by water vapor in Earth's atmosphere and interstellar dust clouds in the mid-plane of the Milky Way.
The map took advantage of the magnetic field aligning interstellar dust grains, which then polarize light reflecting off them.
Flying high above the light-blocking water vapor in Earth's atmosphere, the airplane-mounted Faint Object Infrared Camera for the SOFIA Telescope (FORCAST) enabled astronomers to see G35 where it hides -- inside a dark, dense, interstellar dust cloud -- by collecting infrared light escaping the cloud.
Although interstellar dust blocks nearly all visible light, longer infrared wavelengths can partially shine through.
The sun's speed helps shape the size and boundary of this elastic bubble, along with the influence of interstellar dust and gas clouds it moves through.

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