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Perseid

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.