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Published on Apr 14, 2014

All we are is dust in the (cosmic) wind.
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Some of the universe's biggest action is a result of its smallest stuff.

The Secret Life of Dust by Hannah Holmes: http://amzn.to/1hCuwtT

More dusty science:
Space dust and dirty cars: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/...
The Science of Snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUot7...
The Bodele Depression fertilizes half the Amazon: http://bit.ly/1qAqK6w
From Africa to the Amazon: http://bit.ly/1p4ivm3
More about the Zodiacal Light: http://bit.ly/P15PLW
NASA atmospheric dust and aerosol visualization: http://1.usa.gov/1nn8WKm
Cosmic dust and the birth of our solar system: http://bit.ly/1iPBitH
WHO report on air pollution: http://bit.ly/1jFwTeU
Micrometeorites: http://bit.ly/1eBN9yQ

Thanks to Dr. Don Brownlee for helpful discussion on this episode!

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Joe Hanson - Host and writer
Joe Nicolosi - Director
Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc.
Kate Eads - Associate Producer
Katie Graham - Director of Photography
Andrew Matthews - Editor and motion graphics
John Knudsen - Gaffer

Music:
"Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod


Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigita...

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