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Perseid shower produces some great photos

I was in Erie, Pa. Saturday morning when the Perseid meteor shower peaked. The skies looked pretty discouraging the evening before, so I slept through the event. Fortunately, not everyone did. And the result was some really cool images.

The first were shot by Mike Hankey, an astrophotographer who lives in northern Baltimore County. He's the guy who, with a lucky break, captured an image of the Mason-Dixon meteor in July 2009. This time he nabbed some Perseids in classic meteor images.

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The other remarkable photo (below) came from the crew of the International Space Station, who were looking DOWN on the meteors as they streaked into the outer limits of the Earth's atmosphere. Very cool.

Perseid shower produces some great photos
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