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12th of August 2020
ASKAP and Zodiacal Light
An image of ASKAP, taken several years ago (before all antennas were being used). The Southern Cross and Pointers are visible at the left hand side of the image. The vertical band of light is the Zodiacal light, a faint, diffuse white glow that extends from the Sun's direction and along the zodiac, straddling the ecliptic (the apparent path of the Sun across the sky over the year). Zodiacal light is caused by Sunlight scattered from interplanetary dust, which lies preferentially in the plane of the solar system containing the planetary orbits.

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