Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled to minute portions; fine powder; as, clouds of dust; bone dust.
A single particle of earth or other matter.
To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor.
To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.
Generic term for grains of conglomerate interstellar material with silicate (SiO2) or carbonaceous (containing carbon) cores. The grains tend to be "sticky" when colliding with some molecules. Dust is primarily responsible for the preferential scattering of blue light, which is the reason why molecular clouds are only transparent to red wavelength light.
Tiny grains of material (e.g., carbon and silicate grains) that are about 0.1-1.0 micron in size. Dust in interstellar space blocks and scatters visible light. The longer wavelengths of radio waves, however, are able to pass through dust in space, allowing astronomers to image previously hidden objects, such as the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Not the dust one finds around the house—which is typically fine bits of fabric, dirt, and dead skin cells—but rather the irregularly shaped grains of carbon and silicates measuring a fraction of a micron across that are found between the stars. Dust is most evident by its absorption, causing large dark patches in regions of our Milky Way Galaxy and dark bands across other galaxies.
one component of the interstellar medium that is made of thin, highly flattened flakes or needles of graphite and silicates coated with water ice and other frozen gases. It is responsible for the reddening and extinction of starlight.
Dust (Sooraya Qadir) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Universe. She is one of the student body in the Xavier Institute and a member of the former Hellions squad therein. Created by Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver, she first appeared in New X-Men #133 (2002), although her character was not fully developed until the New X-Men: Academy X series written by Nunzio De Filippis and Christina Weir.
Dust is the debut album by Irish doom metal band Mourning Beloveth. It was originally released on January 23rd 2001 and re-issued by Sentinel Records in September 2002. It was recorded and mixed in Academy May 29 to June 4 2000; mixed, recorded and produced by Mags and mastered by Stuart Anstis.
Dust is the 7th and last album by the Screaming Trees, released on June 25, 1996. It is their most commercially successful album having been certified gold (American sales in excess of 500,000 copies). The album features Pearl Jam guitarist Mike Mc Cready on the track "Dying Days".
Dust was an American heavy metal band, formed around 1968. The group featured vocalist/guitarist Richie Wise and the teenaged rhythm section of bassist Kenny Aaronson (who also doubled on slide and steel guitars) and drummer Marc Bell (better known as Marky Ramone); plus, Kenny Kerner served as the group's lyricist, manager, and producer.