Tau Herculids meteor shower: Everything you need to know
There’s a chance you might see a slight meteor shower known as the tau Herculids this long weekend.Earth will pass through debris trails of a broken comet, according to NASA. The comet, 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, or SW3, broke into big ol’ fragments about 25 years ago.If the fragments that popped off the comet were ejected at great speeds — we’re talking twice the normal speeds — then it’ll be able to reach earth, and will show us a dazzling display of meteors. And observations from 2009 show that some fragments might be moving fast enough!
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