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The Perseids

Have you heard about the Perseid meteor shower? Maybe you saw this post at IFLscience.

2007 Perseid
Persied Meteor 2007. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 8 Aug 2016. http://quest.eb.com/search/139_1987702/1/139_1987702/cite

Every year around this time, meteors are visible, originating from the comet Swift-Tuttle, and appearing to come from the constellation Perseus.

If you’re curious about the Perseids, or meteor showers in general, you can learn more with various library resources:

This book, Meteor Showers and their Parent comets.

Articles in online reference works like Credo Reference.

Articles in the ProQuest SciTech collection, like this one.

If you’d like to learn more about meteors, stop by the reference desk or contact the Library Help Desk.

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