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The Perseid meteor shower will be at its annual peak this weekend. It is but one consequence of the 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles that bombard the Earth every day. As the debris travels through the Earth’s atmosphere and vaporizes, it provides us with light phenomena known as shooting stars. If the bits and pieces outlast their fiery journey and hit the Earth’s surface, they are dubbed meteorites.Viewer’s guide to meteor showers

The Perseid meteor shower will be at its annual peak this weekend. It is but one consequence of the 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles that bombard the Earth every day. As the debris travels through the Earth’s atmosphere and vaporizes, it provides us with light phenomena known as shooting stars. If the bits and pieces outlast their fiery journey and hit the Earth’s surface, they are dubbed meteorites.
Viewer’s guide to meteor showers

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    I wanna see it T.T
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    Someone should watch this with me :(
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    It’s tonight and tomorrow night, so one of the nights should be clear so you can see them. I’m excited. I remember my...
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    I’m hoping the sky isn’t too cloudy so I can see this!