Meteor showers occur when Earth passes through a stream of debris given off by a comet. Particles that make up this debris stream typically range in size from pebbles to sand grains.
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This week’s Cosmic Quiz winner is Mary Newland, who asked, “Every year I like to watch the Perseids meteor shower. If the meteors are continually being shed, why does the comet not cease to exist?” That is a great question! As…
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