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Meteors as Shooting Stars

When meteors streak through the sky - as shooting stars - they are beautiful to see. 

"Science at NASA" explains what happened when meteors - in this instance, debris from Halley’s Comet - passed by Earth during October of 2012. 

That particular phenomenon - known as the Orionid meteor shower which occurs once a year - was expected to produce about 25 meteors an hour at its peak (on October 12, 2012).

 


Media Credits

Clip from [email protected], released 11 October 2012, online courtesy NASA.

 

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