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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Spectacular light streaks from Perseid Meteor shower!

The skies are dazzling again! Astronaut buffs and the star gazers must be rubbing their hands in glee as they view the annual firework display created by the Perseid meteor shower. This is the most brilliant and spectacular exhibit of “shooting stars” according to the astronomers The shooting stars These shooting stars or meteors are small material particles that vaporize and result in light flashes as they rush and strike the Earth’s upper atmosphere at a momentum of almost 36 miles per second. Perseids meteor shower The Meteor shower is at its best brilliance every year from 17 July and 24 August when the Earth’s orbit rushes it through a brilliant stream of comet debris. The shower gets active during the Earth’s migration around the Sun. This happens when the Earth’s orbit passes through the cosmic material and fragments that had been left behind by the trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle that passed near the Earth way back in 1992. These fragments create spectacular light stre

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