From the June 2007 issue

Why do some meteor showers, such as the Geminids, have slower-moving meteors, while others, like the Perseids, have faster-moving meteors?

Tahmi Hall, Wyoming, Minnesota
By | Published: June 1, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Meteors follow different orbits and collide with Earth at different angles. This is why some shower meteors are faster than others.