Sunday, July 8, 2012

Meteor showers of Earth, Mars and Venus

This visualization shows the positions of observed (Earth) and predicted (Mars, Venus) meteor showers along the orbit of the planets.
Brigh colors are daytime showers, dark ones are nighttime showers; small dots represent slower meteors that are presumed to be less bright, larger dots show speedy meteoroids.
Courtesy Apostolis Christou (Armagh Observatory).
Source: A. Christou: Meteoroid streams in the Martian System. in: The meteoroid flux in the Martian Satellite System. MIIGAiK MExLab, July 5-6, 2012.

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