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Eerie Meteors, Glowing Rockets, and Morning Planets
Eerie Meteors, Glowing Rockets, and Morning Planets
14 Aug 2001

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PERSEID METEORS: The 2001 Perseid meteor shower peaked on Sunday, August 12th. In case you missed the show, visit our Perseid meteor gallery, which includes a unique movie of a Perseid meteor streaking over the Marshall Space Flight Center. The movie's sound track is the meteor's eerie-sounding radar echo.

ROCKET DECAY: One of the most dazzling sites of the 2001 Perseid meteor shower wasn't a Perseid at all. A piece of a Russian rocket fell to Earth over the Atlantic ocean on August 12th, passing first over Maine and eastern Canada. The disintegrating rocket shell created a dazzling fireball. See the pictures on!

MORNING PLANETS: Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon are putting on another pre-dawn planet show this week. Visit for finder charts and details.

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Last Updated: 20 Aug 2001