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  • n. fear or dread of outer space


cosmo- + -phobia (Wiktionary)


  • Morrison, who heads the Lunar Science Institute at the Ames Research Center in Northern California, has coined a term for the phenomenon: "cosmophobia," a fear of the cosmos.


  • David Morrison has coined the term “cosmophobia” — fear of the cosmos — for these concerns, and has seen a huge increase in the phenomenon this year.

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  • "The strong and irrational fear that in the near future the earth will be destroyed by some cosmic event." --Word Spy

    January 29, 2010