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Perseid Meteors

27 Aug 2009, 10:33 UTC
Perseid Meteors
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Every year, in mid-August, the Earth passes near the orbit of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. The comet, itself, is seldom seen. It was last easily viewed by amateur astronomers in 1992 and 1993. With an orbital period of about 133 years, the comet will next be in the inner Solar System in ...

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