The Perseid meteor shower poses minimal risk to spacewalking astronauts trying to repair the International Space Station, and might even offer them a spectacular show.
Perseid meteor shower tonight is at its peak. It's the only meteor shower known to have killed a satellite and delayed a space-shuttle launch. Enter the Meteoroid Environment Office.
Meteor shower August 2010 peak comes early Friday. Emanating from the constellation Perseid, the meteor shower could yield sightings in some locations of up to 75 meteors an hour.
Meteor shower enthusiasts will be able to enjoy this year's Perseids this week, which will peak on the night of August 12.
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