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Why is there free magnesium in the ecliptic (if there is) and why would some be orbiting within the ecliptic plane but retrograde?

This answer to the question What direct or indirect observations of dust can one make by eye or with binoculars? mentions Brian May's thesis and it's connection to Zodical Light: Brian May (CBE): In ...
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What direct or indirect observations of dust can one make by eye or with binoculars?

The solar system and space in general has plenty of dust, and dust has major impacts on observing both visually and in radio astronomy. If I wanted to "see dust" in space, or see its effects, using ...
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Light pollution and apparent magnitude of objects in solar system

Dust along the ecliptic scatters light, causing “light pollution” throughout the orbital plane of the solar system. If an object like, say, the sun's corona, had its brightness measured from above the ...
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What do “star noise” and “sky noise” refer to for TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)?

The eoPortal article for TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) gives a fairly in-depth summary of the space telescope design and planned operation. Some further background information on its ...