Next Tuesday will be visible a powerful meteor shower in the northern hemisphere of America, reported scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
It could be the most impressive meteor shower in generations, an extraordinary astronomical phenomenon, according to specialists from the North American agency.
The phenomenon known as “star showers” can be observed from MexicoUnited States, south-central and eastern Canada, Central and South America, and parts of West Africa.
What is a meteor?
meteorites they are small parts that break off from a larger celestial body, as is the case of comet 73P/Shwassmann-Wachmann 3, responsible for the trail of dust that causes the meteor shower that was called Tau Herculids.
Comet 73P/Shwassmann-Wachmann 3, SW3 for short, has been breaking up since 1995 and has been breaking up into more and more parts since then. This fact has generated concern in the scientific community specialized in outer space.
For the first time the planet could come into direct contact with the dust trail of comet SW3which already keeps the space agencies of the USA, Europe, China and Russia on alert.
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NASA has announced that it does not ensure that meteorites will interact with the earth this year, but has already warned that Tau Herculdis will be an “all or nothing” situation.
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