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"I'm a farm boy. It's very interesting; you can detect self-starting characteristics in this society and they are strongest among people who have had some kind of rural upbringing and a very impressionable stage."
- Frank Herbert

Floating Lunar Dust  
  Electrostatically charged particles that float above the surface of the Moon.  

"…The [Moon's] surface material is one of the lousiest imaginable electrical conductors, so the dust normally on the surface picks up and keeps a charge. And what, dear student, happens to particles carrying like electrical charges?"

"They are repelled from each other."

From Dust Rag, by Hal Clement.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1956
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