exozodiacal dust

exozodiacal dust

[‚ek·sō·zō‚dī·ə·kəl ′dəst]
(astronomy)
Dust that appears to be orbiting within a few astronomical units of a star and may be analogous to the zodiacal dust in the solar system.
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UMass Lowell's PICTURE B, the Planet Imaging Coronagraphic Technology using a reconfigurable experimental base, is a two-phase program that will measure the debris disks and exozodiacal dust that surround nearby stars.