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Meteor Showers Quiz

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1. What component of the solar system is typically associated with the source of meteor showers?

2. What is the name for a single piece of debris causing a 'shooting star' in a meteor shower?

3. What is the difference between a meteoroid, meteor, and meteorite?

4. Which famous meteor shower peaks around August 12 each year and is known for its bright and fast meteors?

5. What is the term for the point in the sky from which meteors seem to originate during a meteor shower?

6. What causes the flash of light we see from a meteor shower?

7. What is the frequency of meteor showers?

8. Which meteor shower is known for producing the most meteors per hour at its peak?

9. What piece of space debris causes the Leonids meteor shower?

10. Why do meteor showers typically show increased activity after midnight?