Annual Perseid Meteor Shower : News Photo

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

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RHYOLITE , NV - AUGUST 13: A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky over the ruins of the Cook Bank building early August 13, 2007 in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Perseid shower because it appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. This weekend was considered the peak of the shower, which is visible every August. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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RHYOLITE , NV - AUGUST 13: A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky over the ruins of the Cook Bank building early August 13, 2007 in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Perseid shower because it appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. This weekend was considered the peak of the shower, which is visible every August. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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