Jupiter Is Making The Perseid Meteor Shower Way Better This Year
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The Perseid meteor shower could be nearly twice as flashy this year.
Skywatchers could see as many as 200 meteors per hour under the darkest conditions. Astronomers call these increases in activity "outbursts."
The energetic show is thanks to Jupiter, in a roundabout way.