What is the Geminid meteor shower, and where does it come from?

The Geminid meteor shower peaks each year in December. The team Science @ NASA explains where these meteoroids come from — and why the December shower is so intense.
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The Geminid meteor shower peaks each year in December. The team Science @ NASA explains where these meteoroids come from — and why the December shower is so intense.

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