Photo: Perseids: Meteor Shower to Yield 80 Meteors an Hour?



A "shooting star" streaks over Canada's Quebec Province during the Perseid meteor shower on August 12, 2008. The 2009 Perseid show is expected to peak on Tuesday, August 11.

Photograph by Michael Tournay, My Shot


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