The painting shown above is titled “Starry Night Over the Rhone” and was painted by Vincent van Gough in 1888. Rhone is a river that runs through France and ends in Mediterranean sea at the French city – Arles. 1,017 more words
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Earth is passing through a stream of debris from ancient Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower.
EARTH DAY METEOR SHOWER: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from ancient Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower.
Prof. Peter Brown of the Universiy of Western Ontario reports that “the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) just finished processing orbital data from last night and the Lyrids are showing up quite nicely. 180 more words
Once a year, Earth experiences the Lyrid meteor shower as it passes through a region of cosmic debris left behind by a comet known as Comet Thatcher, which orbits the sun once every 415 years leaving behind fresh debris each time. 106 more words