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When Gemini Sends Stars to Paranal : From a radiant point in…

When Gemini Sends Stars to Paranal : From a radiant point in the constellation of the Twins, the annual Geminid meteor shower rain down on planet Earth. Tonight, the Geminds reach their peak and could be quite spectacular. The featured blended image, however, captured the showers impressive peak in the year 2012. The beautiful skyscape collected Geminis lovely shooting stars in a careful composite of 30 exposures, each 20 seconds long, from the dark of the Chilean Atacama Desert over ESOs Paranal Observatory. In the foreground Paranals four Very Large Telescopes, four Auxillary Telescopes, and the VLT Survey telescope are all open and observing. The skies above are shared with bright Jupiter , and the faint light of the Milky Way. Dust swept up from the orbit of active asteroid 3200 Phaethon, Geminis meteors enter Earths atmosphere traveling at about 22 kilometers per second. via NASA

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