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Friday, December 4, 1998 Published at 11:34 GMT

Meteors over the desert
Award-winning astrophotographer Wally Pacholka has taken this spectacular Leonid image
Return to mission Leonid
BBC Science reporter Chris Riley reflects on his recent trip with Nasa to study the Leonid meteor shower.
Hit-and-miss meteor display
The Leonid meteor storm arrived earlier than predicted leaving many observers disappointed.
Leonids arrive too early
The Leonid meteor storm hit the Earth' s atmosphere some 16 hours earlier than predicted and many missed the impressive sight.
Picture gallery: Celestial fireworks
From Mongolia to the Mojave Desert, starwatchers were out to catch the Leonids light up the heavens. These are the pictures.
The night the stars fell
BBC New Online's Science Editor Dr David Whitehouse looks at the history of the Leonids.
Streams of dust
The fragments of space debris that give rise to meteors are usually no bigger than a grain of sand.
Small and dangerous
Meteor showers can cause problems for orbiting satellites.
Into the light storm
The Leonid meteor shower was billed as a truly spectacular display of celestial fireworks.

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