The famous Ring Nebula is shown here in striking detail, in a composite image made from images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and infrared data from telescopes on Earth. NASA, ESA, C.R. Robert O'Dell, G.J. Ferland, W.J. Henney and M. Peimbert hide caption

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Another meteor shower, the Geminid, sparkled over the Spanish canary island of Tenerife on Dec. 13, 2012. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday Night Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meteors

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Carnegie Lake, Australia, 1999 Carnegie Lake in Western Australia fills with water only during periods of significant rainfall. In dry years, it is reduced to a muddy marsh. Flooded areas appear dark blue or black, vegetation appears in shades of dark and light green, and sands, soils and minerals appear in a variety of colors. NASA hide caption

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