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noun Astronomy.

fine particles of matter in space.

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Origin of cosmic dust

First recorded in 1880–85
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cosmic dust

noun

fine particles of solid matter occurring throughout interstellar space and often collecting into clouds of extremely low densitySee also nebula (def. 1)
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