10 photos show why the Perseid meteor shower is so incredible.

So. Cool.

Our solar system is one amazing place. And if you don't already think so, this year's Perseid meteor shower is proof.

In case you slept through Astronomy 101 (I won't judge), the Perseids come our way every year about mid-August, when meteoroids swoosh through our atmosphere at crazy-high speeds and temperatures, leaving "tails" (shooting stars!) to "ooh" and "aah" at.

2015 has been an especially great year to turn our eyes up to the skies because the...

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