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2012-08-11 09:00:32

Every year in August, the Perseid Meteor shower is visible to the naked eye and is a favorite for professional and amateur astronomers alike.

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2011-08-15 09:45:00

NASA astronaut Ron Garan found himself in a unique position for the annual Perseids meteor shower.

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2011-08-09 13:11:10

The Perseid meteor shower is peaking around August 12 through the 13th, but this year it will have to pierce through the sky against a full Moon.

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2009-08-10 15:30:00

Splat! There goes another bug on the windshield.

2008-07-26 18:00:15

Born today... ACTOR James Best, 81, drag queen Danny La Rue, 81, singer Mick Jagger, 65, actress Helen Mirren, 63, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, 59, actress Susan George, 58, actor Kevin Spacey, 49, actress Sandra Bullock, 44, actress Kate Beckinsale, 35.

2006-06-16 02:49:50

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday an investigation had started into the deaths last month of three men in the custody of U.S.-led forces in Iraq.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Perseids Meteor Shower -- Like most meteor showers, the Perseids are caused by comet debris. As comets enter the inner solar system, they are warmed by the sun and peppered by the solar wind, which produces the familar tails that stretch across the night sky when a bright comet is close to Earth. Comet tails are made of tiny pieces of ice, dust, and rock which are spewed into interplanetary space as they bubble off the comet's nucleus. When Earth encounters these particles on its...

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