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The Lyrids are coming!! The Lyrids are coming!!

22 Apr 2010, 00:50 UTC
The Lyrids are coming!! The Lyrids are coming!!
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Earth will passes through the residue from the tail of
Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1),and the encounter causes a meteor shower--the
Lyrids. The shower peaks on Thursday morning, April 22nd in the dark hours
before dawn. Lyrid meteors will appear to stream from the bright star Vega in
the constellation Lyra. Most years in April there are no more than 5 to 20
meteors per hour during the shower's peak. But sometimes, when Earth glides
through an unusually dense clump of comet debris, the rate increases. What will the Lyrids do this year? The only way to know for sure is to go
outside and look!!

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