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Description:

This website provides information about two phenomena resulting from sunlight scattered by dust in the solar system. Descriptions of zodiacal light and the gegenschein, or counter-glow, are presented along with explanations for why this light is scattered and how to best observe it. Also included are the size of the dust particles and their density.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Solar System,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space Science,Fundamentals,Optics,eliptical,sunlight,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080103083810781T,Astronomy,Properties of Light,Informal Education,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Diffraction,dust,Physics,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Night Sky,Education,scatter

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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