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Nature’s Fireworks

Posted: Sunday, August 7th, 2016 @ 6:18 pm in Sky | 2 Comments »

Several times a year we rearrange our sleeping schedules to watch one of nature’s annual fireworks displays. Just like clockwork, during the second week of August, the early morning sky lights up with the castoff particles left by the passage of a comet. Comets are the vagabonds of the solar system. Many of them travel […]

 
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