Nightly News   |  January 04, 2012

Annual meteor shower dazzles

An annual meteor shower discovered in 1825 dazzled star gazers Tuesday night. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we mentioned this next item because so many americans were up so late waiting for the iowa caucus results it was the perfect viewing time if you just stepped outside for a brief but spectacular predawn meteor shower . at its peak they were coming in at the rate of one to two per minute, most of them burning up about 50 miles above the earth. it's an annual meteor shower first discovered on a dark