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2014-07-31 04:24:18

Amateur astronomers anxiously await the mid-August Perseid meteor shower every year. Typically occurring on 11th, 12th and 13th of August, the meteor shower is one of the treats of the summertime sky.

Perseid Meteor Shower Will Also Provide Celestial Pollution
2013-08-10 06:31:00

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will peak this weekend. In addition to providing a fantastic light show every summer, the Perseid shower provides “celestial pollution” which helps astronomers see the universe in greater detail.

Perseids Identified By NASA As Most Active Annual Meteor Shower
2013-07-29 10:14:59

Meteor showers are some of the most exciting and unpredictable displays of nature and a team of NASA astronomers have just identified one shower as the most active of any annual display.

Powerful 1901 Star Explosion Recreated Using 3D
2013-01-24 14:09:14

A European team of astronomers has constructed a three dimensional map of the remnant of a nova, or what was left of the star after its explosion in 1901.

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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.

2012-05-18 06:55:59

The study of the 'demon star,' Algol, made by a research group of the University of Helsinki, Finland, has received both scientific and public attention

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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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2011-03-24 13:54:31

X-ray observations made by the Suzaku observatory provide the clearest picture to date of the size, mass and chemical content of a nearby cluster of galaxies.

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2009-08-10 15:30:00

Splat! There goes another bug on the windshield.


Latest Perseus constellation Reference Libraries

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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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