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Look up into the night sky this July Fourth and you'll certainly see some fireworks, but what goes into making these colorful displays?

Amy Walker is a professor with the University of Texas at Dallas. She has her Ph.D. in chemistry, so she knows a thing or two about the science behind the boom.

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In North Texas, Fourth of July celebrations start in June. And they don’t stop until the grand finale Wednesday night.

From Texas Standard:

If you're a Texan trying to make it in the fireworks business, take some cues from the products themselves: You've got to get off the ground and blow up in short order.

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Fourth of July Fireworks are on tap tonight in Dallas, at Fair Park in the Cotton Bowl, and in Fort Worth at the Botanic Garden.