A Possible New Meteor Shower From A Shattered Comet Has Scientists Excited

This Memorial Day weekend, Earthlings, especially those in North America, might enjoy the sight of a new meteor shower.

Those meteors could explode when our planet passes through the pieces of a disintegrating comet called Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3). it’s not just a exciting opportunity for sky watchers; Comet scientists are also anxiously awaiting the encounter. According to NASA, the meteor shower could surprise (or disappoint) during the night of Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) and continue until early Tuesday morning.

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