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A bright meteor (shooting star) originating from the 'Radiant' in Leo captured during the Leonid storm of 2001. Here a tiny (mm) dust particle left by Comet Temple-Tuttle vapourises at around 80km altitude. In the background is Orion's belt (top) and the Orion Nebula (M42). (Brown)
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A bright meteor (shooting star) originating from the 'Radiant' in Leo captured during the Leonid storm of 2001. Here a tiny (mm) dust particle left by Comet Temple-Tuttle vapourises at around 80km altitude. In the background is Orion's belt (top) and the Orion Nebula (M42). (Brown)