The following sound clip captured by the U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas is the "echoes" of the Perseid meteor shower. Given that a full moon restricted many people from having the pleasure of viewing the most recent Perseid showing, at least they can now take a listen. This particular clip was posted by the Science.com YouTube channel, VideoFromSpace. A meteor shower is an astronomical event in which hundreds or thousands of dust-sized meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere and almost immediately burn up , creating a short-lived glowing streak in the night sky. The Perseid meteor shower, also known as the "Tears of St. Lawrence," is believed to have been observed nearly 2000 years ago, and is consistently anticipated among the most spectacular natural phenomena of the night skies.
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