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Zodiacal Light Feature Summary

Physics in Your World
Zodiacal Light
The faint glow in the sky is the zodiacal light, caused by scattering of sunlight from dust particles orbiting the sun. To find out how extraordinarily far apart these dust particles are, see Zodiacal light and the Gegenshein.
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December 16, 2007 - January 1, 2008