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  • Saharan dust active at home and abroad

    Study reveals pollution’s impact on child health.

    Dust storms heading west across the Atlantic from the Sahara are nothing new, but the latest has been particularly la...

    Earth June 30, 2020
  • Deciphering the Roman red dust

    Greek and Roman writers record the use of a substance.

    From ancient Greek and Roman source texts it is possible to conclude that in the classical world a mineral, a powder ...

    Archaeology October 10, 2018
  • A Martian dust storm

    The red planet is home to spectacular dust storms.

    The high resolution stereo camera on board the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter captured this impressive ...

    Space July 26, 2018
  • The dusty disc of IM Lupi

    An intriguing view of the disc of dusty and gas around a young star.

    This spectacular image from the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile shows the dusty disc around ...

    Space April 12, 2018
  • Blustery dust storm to shroud Mars in a few weeks

    The surface of the red planet will become a hazy smudge – if predications are correct.

    Two 2001 images from the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter show a dramatic change in the pla...

    Space October 9, 2016
  • The moon is shrouded in a dynamic dust cloud

    Meteorites kicked up minuscule particles, forming a moving layer on our biggest natural satellite...

    Despite crashing – on purpose – nearly two years ago, data from the LADEE craft continues to shed light on the moon.N...

    Space August 15, 2016
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