News tagged with red dust

Astronomers spot cosmic dust fountain

( -- Space dust annoys astronomers just as much as the household variety when it interferes with their observations of distant stars. And yet space dust also poses one of the great mysteries of astronomy.

dateFeb 05, 2009 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 0

WISE presents a cosmic wreath

( -- Just in time for the holidays, astronomers have come across a new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, that some say resembles a wreath. You might even think of the red dust cloud ...

dateDec 23, 2011 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 2

It's a grind to make Mars red

( -- The widespread idea that Mars is red due to rocks being rusted by the water that once flooded the red planet may be wrong. Recent laboratory studies show that the red dust may be formed by ongoing grinding ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 2

Countering contamination for Mars spacesuits

To search for life on Mars, future astronauts would naturally want to step outside their living habitat for a walk. But the spacesuits keeping them alive might also carry Earth microbes or ingredients of life that could contaminate ...

dateJun 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 5