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    Life, Death, Wine and Meteor Showers

    fileThey’re coming—swarms of alien rocks traveling on a collision course with Earth’s middle atmosphere where they’ll burst into pyrotechnic displays. Meteors. Summer is prime gawking season for them. And while the light show from a marquee shower such as the Perseids can inspire oohs and aahs aplenty, stimulus for deeper reflection lurks behind the visual dazzlement. Before I meander into the metaphysics, let’s begin on terra firma. There’s an art to meteor watching. First and foremost, you’ll ...

    Posted by Craig D. on July 7, 2010 7:54 PM & Tagged Perseid meteors, astronomy, meteor showers, meteors and stargazing | permalink | Comments

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