ScienceCast 113: Perseid Fireballs

published 6 years ago

Perceived fireballs presented by science at NASA. In astronomy there's nothing quite like upright meteor streaking across the glittering canopy of a moonless night sky. The unexpected flash of heavenly light adds a dash of magic to an ordinary walk under the stars. New research by NASA has just identified the most magical nights of all. We have found that one meteor shower produces more fireballs than any other explains bill cook of NASA's meteoroid environment office. It's the Perseid meteor shower. Which peeks on August 12 and thirteenth. Using a network of media cameras distributed across the southern United States cooks team has been tracking fireball activity since 2008 and they have built up a database of hundreds of events to analyze. The data point to the perceives as the Firebolt ...

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