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Meteor Shower From Halley's Comet Set To Peak This Friday 06May2011...

The Eta Aquarids might be the best meteor shower that you've never heard of. This shower is caused by flecks of dust released from the nucleus of Halley's Comet. It stays near full strength for five days — longer than any comparably intense shower — and its meteors are bright and plentiful.

So why isn't it better known? More from Sky and Telescope Magazine

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