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Ursids Meteor Shower 2019: Watch It Peak in Night Skies

December 22, 2019 Cogito Ergo Sum

If you spot a meteor shower, what you’re usually seeing is an icy comet’s leftovers that crash into Earth’s atmosphere. Comets are sort of like dirty snowballs: As they travel through the solar system, they leave behind a dusty trail of rocks and ice that lingers in space long after they leave. MORE