A meteor shower outburst from a shattered comet may spawn new tau Herculids display on May 30

Possible outburst of tau Herculids meteors tonight!

There might be a meteor shower emerging from Hercules tonight (May 30-31), so keep your eyes peeled on the region.

Astronomers are keeping an eye on the shards of broken-up comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (also known as SW 3) to see if that generates a stream of little space rocks harmlessly blasting into Earth’s atmosphere.


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