The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

i SO want to see a meteor shower! i am always alseep, or have no idea until afterwards when they happen! i think it would be absolutely amazing to watch a meteor shower :)

i SO want to see a meteor shower! i am always alseep, or have no idea until afterwards when they happen! i think it would be absolutely amazing to watch a meteor shower :)

Over the weekend, the Geminid meteor shower came to a peak. This annual event occurs when the Earth plows through debris left behind by the asteroid 32 ...

Over the weekend, the Geminid meteor shower came to a peak. This annual event occurs when the Earth plows through debris left behind by the asteroid 32 ...

Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year [See the Full Infographic Here].

Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year [See the Full Infographic Here].

Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Quick, make a wish! A meteor streaks across the sky above Arches National Park in Utah during the annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the most prolific meteor showers in the universe.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Quick, make a wish! A meteor streaks across the sky above Arches National Park in Utah during the annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the most prolific meteor showers in the universe.

The Observations of Tycho Brahe - had it not been for this wild Danish man - we would not have an the understanding of planetary motion of Mars - at the court of Rudolf II and the hero of Kepler... thank you...

The Observations of Tycho Brahe - had it not been for this wild Danish man - we would not have an the understanding of planetary motion of Mars - at the court of Rudolf II and the hero of Kepler... thank you...

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