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John Bluck
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: 650-604-5026/
Email: jbluck@mail.arc.nasa.gov

Karen Randall
SETI Institute, Mountain View, Calif.
Phone: 650-960-4537
Email: krandall@seti.org
August 27, 2007
 
RELEASE : 07_59AR
 
 
NASA Web Story Explains How to Take Pictures of Rare Meteors
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – A new NASA Internet feature story explains how the public can take digital or camcorder pictures of the rare Aurigid meteors as they streak into Earth's atmosphere in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007.

A team of NASA and other scientists will observe the extremely rare Aurigid meteor shower and hopes members of the public will contribute images and data to researchers. According to astronomers, the Aurigids will not be seen again in our lifetimes.

To read the feature story, please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/missions/2007/Aurigid.html.

The public may upload their images and data to the Aurigid Meteor Shower Web site at: http://aurigid.seti.org.

To view images from past meteor observation campaigns, visit: http://leonid.arc.nasa.gov.

Upon request, principal investigator and meteor astronomer, Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute, Mountain View, Calif., who is a member of a team of NASA and other scientists, will be available to reporters for interviews about the Aurigid meteor shower.

 

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