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What Exactly are Meteor Showers and Are They Dangerous?

3 weeks ago
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Key Takeaways

  • Meteor showers happen when the earth crosses paths with comets orbiting the sun.
  • Meteoroids, or lumps of rock, fall to the earth every day.
  • Typically, meteoroids are no bigger than a pebble.
  • Even when a meteor shower happens, it’s rarely dangerous.
  • Most studies reveal it’s safe to go out at night and observe a meteor shower or storm.

Have you ever made a wish on a shooting star? It’s a great way to make your dreams come true – or so they say.

Interestingly, though, you’re actually wishing on a streak of glowing air on the tailwind of a hot rock from outer space.

Let’s examine what exactly are meteor showers and whether or not they’re dangerous.



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