Dr Genge has sampled meteorites and cosmic dust
on the Antarctic Plateau while living out of tents, collected meteorites in hot deserts in Morocco, Namibia and Egypt and even sat on the summit of live volcanoes in Tanzania.
Before concluding its observations in April 2013, Herschel provided the largest survey of cosmic dust
, spanning a wide range of nearby galaxies located 50-80 million light-years from Earth.
The city sometimes disappears into a cosmic dust
, a reddish fog in which buildings or monuments are no longer recognizable; it becomes indistinct, luminous magma, lit up with tracks of stars and incandescent flows.
MOSFIRE gathers light in infrared wavelengths - invisible to the human eye - allowing it to cut through cosmic dust
and see distant objects whose light has been stretched to infrared by the expansion of the universe.
EXPECT TO SEE vivid displays of meteor showers (aka "shooting stars") as our planet makes its annual trek through expansive bands of cosmic dust
shed from tails of orbiting comets.
They cover cosmic dust
and life, the origin of comets, comets in the galactic environment, dark comets as a link to panspermia, the expulsion of microbes from the solar system, liquid water in comets, the origin of life, and expanding horizons of life.
Among specific topics are primordial massive supernovae as molecular factories at high redshifts, observational evidence for dust growth in proto-planetary discs, hydrous-carbonaceous meteoroids in the Hadean Aeon, dust in clusters of galaxies, probing dust with gamma-ray bursts, analogs of cosmic dust
, intersteller ices, and interstellar dust models and evolutionary implications.
A third theory is that is was dropped by a molecular cloud, or dropped by ice-laden cosmic dust
The Orionid meteor shower occurs each year as a result of the earth passing through cosmic dust
released by Halley's Comet.
Vast walls of cosmic dust
are lit up in pearly luminescent pinks, greys and greens;
It is the heart of an existence that lies in the cosmic dust
of the starfields that shine in the vast night sky.
That helped them see stars usually hidden by cosmic dust
and form a clearer picture of the galaxy.
Eye's slight-of-hand, assembling coins of cosmic dust
But, ruling out the possibility that they could have been lifted up that high into the air by something like a volcanic eruption, the professor said there was only one possibility left - they'd been brought here on cosmic dust
Researchers at the University of Wales, Cardiff, blame the epidemic on high-energy sunspots which brought cosmic dust
into the Earth's atmosphere.