Ep. 599: Zodiacal Light

Posted on Mar 22, 2021 in Astronomy, Observing, Planetary Science, podcast, Sky Phenomena, Solar System, Spacecraft | 0 comments


Pamela has told us in the most flowery terms about the diffuse dust across inner solar system. Leftover from the formation the inner planets. Well, it turns out, she was wrong. Super wrong. Time to update.

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Show Notes

Serendipitous Juno Spacecraft Detections Shatter Ideas About Origin of Zodiacal Light (NASA)

South African Astronomical Observatory

Backscatter (Wikipedia)

Zodiacal Light (Swinburne University)

NASA’s Juno spacecraft

Sand and Dust Storms (World Meteorological Organization)

Mars Moons (NASA)

Martian dust storms parch the planet by driving water into space (Science Magazine)

Mars Exploration Rover – Opportunity (NASA)

Opportunity lost: NASA says goodbye to pioneering Mars rover (Nature)

Mars Volcanoes (Smithsonian Air and Space Museum)

Why volcanic ash is such a dangerous hazard to airplanes (Washington Post)

2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallaj√∂kull (USGS)

Pamela’s Twitter

ABSTRACT: The OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Event and Implications for the Nature of the Returned Sample (pdf)

Zodiacal light: All you need to know (EarthSky)

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