109P/Swift-Tuttle

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Christopher K.
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109P/Swift-Tuttle

Post by Christopher K. » May 18th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Swift-Tuttle was discovered independently in July 1862 by both Lewis Swift and Horace Tuttle. This comet is responsible for the path of debris that Earth cuts through in mid-August, creating the Perseid Meteor Shower (a fact discovered by Schiaparelli in 1865).

More information:
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/10 ... le/indepth
http://www.cometography.com/pcomets/109p.html

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