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NASA Cancels "Up All Night" Chat Due To Tornado Damage 06MAY2011...

NASA has cancelled it's popular "Up All Night" meteor shower chat because of continued power outages at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, which normally invites meteor shower experts to chat with the public online during selected events, will not be online tonight, 06MAY2011 for the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. 

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A Brief Explanation Of The Origin Of The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 06MAY2011...

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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