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Meteor Shower Still Visible

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Last night was the peak night for viewing the Perseid meteor shower. But as KSMU's Missy Shelton reports, you still have a chance to catch a glimpse of the shower.

THE ANNUAL SHOWER OCCURS WHEN THE EARTH PASSES THROUGH A DEBRIS FIELD LEFT BY COMET SWIFT-TUTTLE.

DR. MIKE REED IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE DEPARTMENT AT S-M-S.

HE SAYS THE VIEW OF THE SHOWER WON'T BE AS SPECTACULAR AS IN PAST YEARS.

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REED SAYS LAST NIGHT WASN'T YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO SEE THE SHOWER'

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BESIDES BEING A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT DISPLAY IN THE SKY, METEOR SHOWERS HAVE SCIENTIFIC VALUE.

REED SAYS SCIENTISTS SOMETIMES COLLECT PARTICLES FROM A METEOR SHOWER FOR ANALYSIS.

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FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER, THE BEST TIME TO VENTURE OUTSIDE IS IN THE HOURS BEFORE DAWN.

REED HAS THIS ADVICE FOR STARGAZERS'

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AND WHILE YOU'RE OUTSIDE TONIGHT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT MARS.

REED SAYS THE RED PLANET IS IN GOOD VIEW.

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THE BEST NIGHT FOR VIEWING MARS IS AUGUST 27TH.

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