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Perseid Meteor Shower 2015

Jeff Sullivan | Posted 08.26.2016 | Science
Jeff Sullivan

Comet Swift-Tuttle only passes the earth and circles the sun once every 133 years, but the earth passes through its trail of dust every year. The deb...

Perseid Meteor Shower Expected To Peak This Week

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.10.2015 | Science

The annual Perseid meteor shower is set to make a dazzling late summer appearance this week. Stargazers are especially excited because this year mark...

The Perseids: Our Connection to the Stars

Jim Moore | Posted 10.12.2013 | Science
Jim Moore

It is time for the Perseid meteor shower, August's illuminating pre-dawn treat for sky gazers. The fiery streaks of dust and sand-sized bits of grit are the sparkling wake residue of comet Swift-Tuttle, last seen in northern hemisphere skies in 1992.

The Magic of Meteor Showers

Hayden Bixby | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Hayden Bixby

As my daughter rested her head on my shoulder, I was glad we were home together. She slept and I watched the stars blaze by, feeling wonder at being so very tiny, yes -- but significant, too.