cosmic sediment

cosmic sediment

[′käz·mik ′sed·ə·mənt]
(geology)
Particles of extraterrestrial origin which are observed as black magnetic spherules in deep-sea sediments.
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In its July 1984 expedition, Maurette's group vacuumed up about 10 kilograms of cosmic sediments from the bottom of one such lake.