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Milky Way and Perseids meteor shower

Milky Way and Perseids meteor shower

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JUAN CARLOS CASADO (STARRYEARTH.COM) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JUAN CARLOS CASADO (STARRYEARTH.COM) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Milky Way and Perseids meteor shower, time-exposure image. Meteor showers occur regularly each year when the Earth crosses the orbit of cometary debris. The Perseid shower is associated with the Swift-Tuttle comet, reaching its peak around 12 August each year. Photographed in August 2010.

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