Google Doodle on Thursday took a tour that shows how the Geminid meteor flashes to Earth.
The Doodle slide show tells how 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid that can be a particular bomb, breaks when the orbit takes it to the sun and creates a spinal path. The asteroid is named after the Greek god of son, the son of Apollo.
This is a Gemini meteor flas, so it is mentioned because the media are likely to be; coming from the Games conflicts. The first recorded record was from a river boat on the Mississippi River in 1833, and is more difficult every year since then.
Every December, the ground will go through this debris cloud and its # 39; dropping into our air at 79,000 miles (127,000 km) per hour, where it usually raises and declines; creating an incredible light show.
This year, around 100 hours will be high at around 2 a.m. PT, according to Bill Cooke NASA.