Mystery of the Zodiacal light

As the season for photographing the core of the Milky way for this season draws to an end, people living in in the temperate parts of the world (the mid-latitudes) are being treated to an amazing sight - the triangular glow of the Zodiacal Light (ZL). The Space.com website provides the following explanation of the ZL: We know now that while it is indeed reflected sunlight, it is being reflected not off our atmosphere, but rather off of a non-uniform distribution of interplanetary material; debris left over from the formation of our solar system. Millions, if not billions of particles – ranging in size from meter-sized mini-asteroids to micron-sized dust grains -- seem densest around the imm

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