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Shooting Stars

K. Ouchley

Of all natural phenomena, one that never fails to elicit a cry of exclamation is a bright shooting star. Each year the earth crosses several comet dust trails at specific times during its orbit around the sun. Perhaps the most spectacular meteor storm in recorded history occurred on November 13, 1833. During a four hour period beginning at midnight the skies were lit by thousands of shooting stars each minute. Every living person in North America was likely aware of the event.

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