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Interstellar dust shines bright in new image A new image of vast filaments of frigid interstellar dust that reach across our Milky Way galaxy is giving scientists new clues into the forces behind the birth of new stars and the galaxy's shape.Full story

Where tomorrow’s stars will be born

Astronomers love their sky maps, and this latest is a doozie. It reveals thousands of previously undiscovered knots of cold cosmic dust, each a potential star waiting to be born. Full story

Comet dust collected by NASA is old as dirt

An innovative plan to retrieve comet particles from Earth's stratosphere has hit pay dirt, with the discovery that a large percentage of grains collected during a 2003 excursion predate the formation of the solar system. Full story

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Fountain of mysterious space dust found

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