September 21, 2014 12:00 AM
UPDATED September 17, 2014 02:00 PM
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Carl Sagan, astrophysicist
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The Geminid meteor shower will put on a dazzling show for skywatchers when it peaks overnight on Dec. 13-14. The Geminids are active every December, when Earth passes through a massive trail of dusty debris shed by a weird, rocky object named 3200 Phaethon. The dust and grit burn up when they run into Earth's atmosphere in a flurry of "shooting stars."
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