Perseid Meteor Shower Lights Skies With Shooting Stars

If you went outside between midnight and dawn this morning, and the Perseid meteor shower of 2010 was good to you, you could 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. If you're reading this story on Friday or...Full Story
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