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=/\= that time of year again! the perseid meteor shower!!!
« on: August 12, 2011, 12:21:00 pm »
this weekend will be the peak of the yearly perseid meteor shower. i am a big fan of both the big meteor showers, the leonids and the perseids. the only downside to this weekend's peak is that the moon is very large and nearly full! but don't despair, you can still see a good show. i even found a relatively good article discussing the wherefores and hows of the perseids. read it here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/110811-perseids-meteor-shower-peak-full-moon-space-science/
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Re: =/\= that time of year again! the perseid meteor shower!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 08:33:44 pm »
great photo of one of perseid's meteors as seen from the ISS! amazing!

http://news.discovery.com/space/astronaut-photographs-perseid-meteor-from-space-110814.html
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