Perseid Meteor Shower 2010: Sky Show Thursday Night

Go outside between midnight and dawn on Friday morning, and if the Perseid meteor shower of 2010 is good to you, you will be able to see the sky falling. Every year at this time, the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet called Swift-Tuttle, and the result is a meteor shower -- shooting stars, perhaps 50 or 60, and occasionally as many as 100 per hour -- streaking across the night sky as debris from the comet enters the earth's atmosphere and burns up. Even though the comet is far away...Full Story
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