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Space Zodiacal Light Over New Mexico

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  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day
    Zodiacal Light Over New Mexico


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    Zodiacal Light Over New Mexico
    Credit & Copyright: Malcolm Park (North York Astronomical Association)

    Explanation: An unusual triangle of light is visible this time of year just before dawn. Once considered a false dawn, this triangle of light is actually Zodiacal Light, light reflected from interplanetary dust particles. The triangle is clearly visible in the above image taken from New Mexico, USA, in October. Curvature by the wide-angle lens makes foreground trees and a nearby
     
  2. 7HEUSEDB3RTH

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    Foreground trees and a nearby what? A NEARBY WHAT?

    Other than that, it's a beautiful picture. Good job.
     

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