Meteor shower, historical artwork

Meteor shower, historical artwork

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Meteor shower. Coloured historical artwork of an 1870 meteor shower. Meteors, or shooting stars, are tiny dust grains which enter the Earth's atmosphere and glow as they are heated by air resistance. They can enter the atmosphere at speeds of about 72 kilometres per second.

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Keywords: 1800s, 1870, 19th century, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, falling star, historical, history, illustration, meteor, meteor shower, meteors, physical, physics, shooting star, stars

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