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The most incredible meteor shower of the year is about to light up the night sky
All throughout the year, meteor showers streak the sky with bursts of light. But one particular shower is considered the most incredible of the year – and it’s coming very soon. There are a few reasons the Perseids, which peak in mid-August, are known as the best. They feature very fast, very bright meteors – leaving beautiful streaks of light and color behind them as they hurtle through Earth’s atmosphere.
Breaking down Elon Musk’s most “painful” year yet04:00
A mysterious particle from a distant galaxy made its way to an observatory in Antarctica01:12
Cheetah 3 is a blind robot that doesn’t need sensors to navigate01:16
'The Meg': Is the terrifying prehistoric shark from Jason Statham's new movie real?03:24
The human factor: What it will take to build the perfect team for traveling to Mars07:42
Touching the sun: NASA solar probe to go where no spacecraft has gone before01:51