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The void of outer space is not so empty after all: the galaxies are awash in tiny mineral crystals, known commonly as dust grains. In the early history of our own solar system, dust particles orbiting around the growing Sun collected into larger clumps and collided with bigger objects, serving as a kind of glue to trap and bind everything together. This dust has been preserved as the dark, fine-grained material surrounding chondrules and CAIs that is known as the matrix of a