NASA’s websites say that anyone can join in the conversation by tweeting questions to @NASA_Marshall with the hashtag #askNASA. Social media users may also post questions to Marshall’s Facebook page by replying to the Aug. 12 Perseid Q/A post.
- The NASA ScienceCast video on the 2015 Perseid meteor shower can be found here.
- Information on NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office can be found here.
- Latest in “Watch the Sky” news, is here:
An interesting factoid, the ISS was supposed to capture some high resolution media of the Perseid shower using a camera NASA had built just for the occasion, however, it and its back-up perished in the Antares and SpaceX rocket explosions. Talk about bad luck.
The Perseids meteor shower happens when the Earth passes through the dust and gravel left by the Swift–Tuttle comet which travels through the inner solar system every 133-134 years. The shower occurs as Earth passes through this field of left over debris. Look for it every August.