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The Perseids peak this week, and will put on a spectacular show

The Perseids peak this week, and will put on a spectacular show The Perseids, an annual meteor shower so named because it looks like they come out of the constellation Perseus, peak this week.The Perseids are active from July 13th through August 26th, but they reach a spectacular crescendo during about a five-day window, centered on August 12th.

Skywatchers spot bright fireball as it streaked across the Midwest

Skywatchers spot bright fireball as it streaked across the Midwest A bright fireball lit up dark midwinter skies above Illinois, Wisconsin and a handful of other states early Monday.ET Monday.

Lightning Strikes Can Look an Awful Lot Like Meteors

Lightning Strikes Can Look an Awful Lot Like Meteors But when we look back through the geological record, we’re separated from the event by tens of thousands, if not millions of years.This puts a lot of strain on the rock and creates a special type of crystal known as shock quartz.