#Comet Swift-Tuttle: The Icy Parent of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The spectacular Perseid meteor shower, peaking Thursday night (Aug. 11–12), lights up Earth’s sky every August as Earth passes through the trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, a miles-wide behemoth that swings by Earth every 133 years.

from Space.com ift.tt/2aHzAfY

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