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Think – Today: What Causes Meteor Showers?

by Anura Guruge


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What causes meteor showers to occur (or why do meteor showers take place)? 


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: Thanksgiving was celebrated on Thursdays, rather than Fridays, to put some space between it and the Sabbath day observed by Puritan colonists. Around New England, in colonial days, many ministers had got into the habit of delivering a sermon on Thursday afternoons. So there was already a minor ‘holy-day‘ connotation associated with Thursdays.


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by Anura Guruge