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Zodiacal light

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: TH

 Context: A study conducted at the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad examined the origin of interplanetary dust responsible for zodiacal light, focusing on Mars’ moons, Deimos and Phobos.

About Zodiacal light:

  • Zodiacal light is a faint, diffuse glow of sunlight scattered by dust particles that orbit the sun. It appears in the night sky as a roughly triangular white glow that extends from the sun’s direction and along the zodiac.