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A single meteor can be seen any night if you are lucky, but a shower of 100,000 an hour is surely a once in a lifetime event. November 1998 or 1999 could be that one-off occasion for a beautiful display which will be a hazard for the 500 or so spacecraft in orbit around Earth.

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This event was on Fri, 06 Nov 1998


Professor Colin Pillinger FRS

Professor of Astronomy

Head of Planetary and Space Sciences, Open University, and Principal Investigator for the Beagle 2, Mars Express. Professor Pillinger was the Gresham Professor of Astronomy...

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