Monday, July 15, 2024

A possible new meteor shower from a smashing comet has scientists excited

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This Memorial Day weekend, Earthlings – especially those in North America – may be treated to the sight of a new meteor.

these meteors It can ignite when our planet passes through the pieces of a decaying comet called Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3). It’s not just a file Exciting opportunity for skywatchers; Cometologists are eagerly anticipating the encounter, too. According to NASA, meteor showers can startle (or disappoint) overnight on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) and last until early Tuesday.

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