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Meteor Shower

  • Sudden burst of meteor activity
  • Earth passing through comet debris
    • The dust is not always evenly distributed along the comet's orbit so some years more meteors are seen
  • Come from their radiant
    • Radiant of a meteor shower
    • Direction in space from which the meteor stream seems to be diverging
    • Designated by the constellation in which the radiant is located
  • No meteorites have ever been recovered from a meteor shower

Meteor Comet Space Astronomy