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Episode 50: Perseid Meteors

Play Aug 10•4:21

Schedule some time outside on the evening of Aug. 12 to catch the annual Perseid meteor shower. The most-watched annual shower features 100 meteors per hour, but the light of this year?s full Moon will probably cut that down to 20 to 30 meteors per hour. Meteorites are bits of comet dust that burn up as they enter the Earth?s atmosphere. Stardate explains meteor showers. Sky and Telescope g...

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