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The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

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Perseïden meteorenzwerm - Canadian Space Agency: The Perseid Meteor Shower is here! Until August 14, the most impressive annual meteor shower is lighting up the sky! But what is a meteor exactly? How does it compare to a comet or an asteroid? Get all the answers with this illustration! More: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/sciences/perseids.asp

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24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Earth And Space

Les 4: 24 prachtige foto's! Perseid meteor shower seen from Snowy Range in Wyoming.

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Annual Perseid Meteor Shower lights up the night sky

Perseid Meteor Shower. These ancient Bristlecone Pines are actually the oldest trees on Earth, some close to 5,000 years old. Their twisted, weathered, and gnarled shapes made for perfect foreground subjects to contrast the meteor shower. Photo by David Hatfield

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Perseid meteor shower - in pictures

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“Kiroboshi”. Kimono created by Kiroboshi Onozuka. Seiko Kimono Culture Foundation Award. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese textile artist Exhibition award work. Japan

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The 20 photographs of the week

A photographer prepares to take pictures of the annual Geminid meteor shower