Finally, Zodiacal light's origin is revealed.

The mysterious zodiacal light is one of many night sky mysteries. This dim, diffuse light in the immense gap between the planets has fascinated observers for ages.

A 45-person team's research challenges long-held views and reveals heat's crucial role in the cosmic dust dance.

It may seem strange, but the zodiacal cloud is light reflected from a cosmic trash full of comet debris. 

These particles scatter sunlight, creating the zodiacal light in the night sky.

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Traditional hypotheses attributed these particles to high-speed encounters that pulverized comet ejecta. Recently reported Icarus discoveries have reversed this perspective.

This investigation is led by SETI Institute meteor astronomer Dr. Peter Jenniskens.

Thanks to a devoted team of experts and citizen scientists, we now understand meteor showers better.

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