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Hunting the Leonids

Numéro de notice

1171

Durée

00:09:00

Année de production

2004

Versions

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Procédés audiovisuels

Sonore

Résumé

On November 19, 2002, three astronomers, Jérémie Vaubaillon, Jean Duprat, and François Colas, came together to observe a rare astronomical phenomenon: a meteor shower. The Earth was passing through a cloud of dust left by the Tempel Tuttle comet in 1776. These shooting stars, actually tiny meteorites, were called the Leonids because they appeared to fall from the constellation Leo.

Institut(s)

Thématiques scientifiques

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