Exozodiacal light may be hiding alien worlds

November 3, 2014 10:04 PM

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Earth-like planets around other stars could be hidden by exozodiacal light - an effect that can be seen here on Earth, under dark skies. (Photo : Brocken Inaglory)

Exozodiacal light could be hiding Earth-like planets in other solar systems from being spotted by astronomers. Dust from the collision of asteroids can combine with material from the slow evaporation of comets, and reflect light from the local star. Astronomers believe this can create a glow, called...

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