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2010-05-05 15:50:00

Halley's Comet - which was last seen from Earth on February 9 ,1986 - will bring a show to earth tonight yet again. The 2010 Eta Aquariid meteor shower contains flakes of dust from Halley's Comet.  It will produce about 30 visible meteors per hour overnight, with the best time to view being between 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.  Although the comet is now far away, past the orbit of Uranus, it has left behind a stream of dust that turns into meteors once it hits Earth's...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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