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Posts tagged dust

December 26, 2013

 

Close-up view of a dust might

What Makes Dust Mites So Sneezy?

Are indoor allergies getting you down? The cause may gross you out!

January 11, 2013

 

Using a dust mop to dust

What Is Dust, And Where Does It Come From?

If you wipe a finger across a household surface that hasn't been cleaned in the last few days, chances are you'll come into contact with dust.

June 22, 2011

 

Mars

Where Did The Planets That Orbit Our Sun Come From?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Where did our planets come from?

October 14, 2010

 

cobweb outside

Where Do Cobwebs Come From?

You've probably seen cobwebs around your home and wondered where they come from...

September 17, 2009

 

Clouds blocking sun

It’s Raining Bacteria! The Truth About Clouds

Some clouds appear light and fluffy. Others dark and menacing. But are all clouds made of bacteria?

January 2, 2009

 

Astronauts on the Moon

The Dangers of Lunar Dust

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon fairly soon. However, there are a few kinks to work out, like what to do about moon dust.

May 20, 2005

 

Close One

In 1987 an asteroid measuring a half a mile in diameter came by, missing our planet by a measly six orbital hours. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 23, 2004

 

Why Your Eyes Get Puffy When You Cry

Why do your eyes get puffy when you cry? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Sunrise, Sunset

Now, at sunset, the lowest mile or so of the atmosphere is filled with things like vehicle exhaust, dust, smoke, and water vapor, and all these pollutants scatter light.

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