The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky past the light trail of an... News PhotoAir Vehicle,Annual Event,Astronomy,Comet,Constellation,Horizontal,Human Interest,Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Dish,Meteor,Orbiting,Perseids,Perseus,Planet Earth,Science and Technology,Sky,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesHOLMES CHAPEL, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 13: A Perseid meteor (R) streaks across the sky past the light trail of an aircraft over the Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank on August 13, 2013 in Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom.The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear 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. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)