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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Meteor shower to feature bits of Halley’s Comet


(DAVE MARTIN - ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Miss Halley’s Comet back in the ‘80s?

No worries. The annual meteor shower known as the Aquarids will send bits of the heavenly body raining down on Earth.The peak time for viewers to catch the show is between 3 a.m. and dawn Friday morning, according to ABC 7.

The meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the trail of dust and particles left behind Halley’s Comet, which occurs twice a year.

The sand-sized particles speed into Earth’s atmosphere at 148,000 miles an hour and often leave smoky trails in their wake, ABC 7 says.

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