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Today's Picture

Earth's annual Lyridmeteor shower peaked before dawn on April 22nd, as our fair planetplowed through dust from the tail of long-period cometThatcher .Seen from the high, dark, anddry Atacama desert a waning crescent Moonand brilliant Venus join Lyrid meteor streaks in this composited view.Captured over 5 hours on the night of April 21/22,the meteors stream away from the shower's radiant , a point not very far on thesky from Vega, alpha starof the constellation Lyra .The radiant effect is due to perspective as the parallel meteor tracks appear to converge in the distance. In the foreground are domes of the Las Campanas Observatoryhousing (left to right) the 2.5 meter du Pont Telescopeand the 1.3 meter Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment( OGLE ) telescope.


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