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zodiacal light

  • n  a luminous tract in the sky; a reflection of sunlight from cosmic dust in the plane of the ecliptic; visible just before sunrise and just after sunset
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  • Zodiacal Light Over ESO’s La Silla Observatory
    We don’t put much stock in astrology or horoscopes here at Universe Today, but there’s one thing related to the zodiac that’s all science and no superstition: zodiacal light, captured here in a gorgeous photo by astronomer Alan Fitzsimmons above ESO’s La Silla Observatory. Created by sunlight reflected off fine particles of dust concentrated inside [...]
    June 29, 2013 - Universe Today

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