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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 11:33am

Museum Photographs Meteor Shower

The Tellus Science in Museum in Cartersville took photographs of a meteor shower Wednesday morning.

It's called the Quadrantid meteor shower.

The museum’s Fireball camera, one of four such cameras installed by NASA in the southeast, captured the event.

The Quadrantid is named after the constellation Quadrans Muralis--created by French astronomer Jerome Lelande in 1795.

A museum spokesman says the next major astronomy event is Venus' crossing in front The Sun this summer on June 5th.

The crossing takes place just once every 105 years. Tellus will celebrate by holding a lecture and will open the observatory to the public.