It's Meteor Watch Day (6-30-09) ... bonus picture!

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It's Meteor Watch Day (6-30-09) ... bonus picture!

Post  goofygramma on Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:01 am

A "shooting star" is a small meteor falling into the Earth's atmosphere. On a clear night, you might see one or two every hours. Very bright meteors are called fireballs, but these are much less common. Large meteors are rare. The impact from one of these was probably responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

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