The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky on August 12, 2013 in... Nieuwsfoto'sCathedral Gorge State Park,Horizontaal,Human interest,Lucht,Meteoor,Nevada,Perseïden,Techniek,Torenspits,Verenigde Staten,Wetenschap,Wetenschap en TechniekPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesCATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK, NV - AUGUST 12: A Perseid meteor (R) streaks across the sky on August 12, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)