Nearly 50 tons of space debris crash onto the earth every day. While some debris shyly dissipate into the atmosphere, others display a spectacular light show. Meteor shows occur when the Earth’s orbit intersects with the orbit of a comet. As comets travel, they leave behind trails of rocky material,…

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