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Perseid from space

Perseid from space

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Perseid from space
Astronaut Ronald Garan took this photo from the space station on August 13, 2011. The bright trail of a meteor burning up in the atmosphere is very likely a Perseid, a tiny piece of comet Swift-Tuttle, whose trail of dust produces a reliable meteor shower every year around August 12 and 13.

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Original image data dated on or about August 13, 2011

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