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The Leonids - images


Predictions for this year's Leonids shower are for two peaks on 18 November - the first visible over North and Central America, the second over East Asia and Australia.

 

[Illustration courtesy of Sky & Telescope]

 

 

This image of the famous Leonid meteor 'storm' of 1966 was captured by A. Scott Murrell at New Mexico State University Observatory.

 

 

 

 

The trail of a Leonid fireball seen over Spain during the 1996 Leonid meteor shower.These 3 images were taken by Volker Gerhardt.

 

 

 

 

 

Rosetta- Europe's comet chaser - will study Comet Wirtanen in detail

[Image © ESA]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comet Wirtanen - destination for ESA's Rosetta spacecraft

 

[Image © "Observers", AlltheSky.com]

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