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Meteor shower promises quite a show

In the early morning hours of Nov. 18, sky watchers in North America may be treated to one of the most spectacular displays of shooting stars they're likely to see for a generation, if not longer.

The event, called the Leonid meteor shower, is an annual happening, but this year's display will stand out. North American observers will see "a greatly enhanced shower," says William Cooke of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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