As seen on National Geographic News while stars of constellation Orion rise above Sedona in Arizona, a bright meteor streaks the starry sky. The “shooting star” might be among a handful that come from dust blown off of comet Hartley 2. By coincidence the comet is located right behind middle of the meteor streak in this image. © Wally Pacholka



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  • mikron Reply

    Wow thats an amazing picture of even the stars i cant believe its real I lived in Connecticut and now I live in Virginia and never seen the sky like this!!!


    January 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm
  • Suzanne Reply

    My heart quivers and I feel a lump in my throat the moment I turn the page. I’ve been longing for a sky like this one under which I grew up; all my adult life I longed for the sky I had left behind when I left home town for adult things. As a young girl, defying every night our parents warning to come back inside to go to sleep so that we could go to school the next morning, we lied flat down on the backyard, my best friend and I counted and named as many stars we could until we were too tired to count them and until we ran out of the names. The sky so packed with stars of all sizes and colors there was no possible space for anther to fit in. All my adult life I lamented Where all those stars have gone?’ My longing for the childhood sky led me to be an avid hiker and camper, but the sky was no where to be found. Thank you for giving me the hopes of finding the wonder of my childhood skys again.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

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