Science: Tears of St. Lawrence

Last week, bowling along in its perennial path through the heavens, the Earth fell in with some company that it always enjoys on or about Aug. 10—a shower of meteors from the constellation Perseus, probably remnants of "Tuttle's Comet of 1862," now disintegrated. Some of the shrewd little two-legged organisms that scurry hither and thither on the Earth's surface had known of the event in advance and were watching what they call their "northwest" skies to see the meteors come whizzing into terrestrial atmosphere. The latter, being thicker than interstellar ether, caused the...

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