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NASA..."Geminid Meteor Shower Defies Explanation"

Geminids 2010 (monster gem, 200px)





A Geminid fireball explodes over the Mojave Desert in 2009. Credit: Wally Pacholka / AstroPics.com / TWAN.


Dec. 6, 2010:  The Geminid meteor shower, which peaks this year on Dec. 13th and 14th, is the most intense meteor shower of the year. It lasts for days, is rich in fireballs, and can be seen from almost any point on Earth. It's also NASA astronomer Bill Cooke's favorite meteor shower—but not for any of the reasons listed above.
"The Geminids are my favorite," he explains, "because they defy explanation."...(more)...

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