A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix on July 21, 2012. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File

Increased deaths and illnesses from inhaling airborne dust: An understudied impact of climate change

Increased deaths and illnesses from inhaling airborne dust: An understudied impact of climate change A large dust storm, or haboob, sweeps across downtown Phoenix on…

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The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, seen up close. ESA/Rosetta/NavCam, CC BY-SA

How comet dust has allowed us to trace the history of the Solar System

How comet dust has allowed us to trace the history of the Solar System The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, seen up close. ESA/Rosetta/NavCam, CC BY-SA Donia Baklouti, Université Paris…

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In the galaxy II Zw 40, dust (shown in yellow) is strongly associated with clusters of stars (shown in orange). UCLA researchers have used new observations of this galaxy to confirm that these stars are creating enormous amounts of dust. Credit: S. M. Consiglio et al., Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2016

Astronomers watch star clusters spewing out dust

Astronomers watch star clusters spewing out dust Galaxies are often thought of as sparkling with stars, but they also contain gas and dust. Now, a…

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This illustration shows a glowing stream of material from a star as it is being devoured by a supermassive black hole in a tidal disruption flare. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars

Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars Supermassive black holes, with their immense gravitational pull, are notoriously good at clearing out their immediate surroundings…

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