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14th Gen Intel Meteor Lake processors launching in 2023, 15th Gen Arrow Lake processors launching in 2024 on desktop LGA 2551 socket

In the coming months, Intel will launch its 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors, but rumor has it that the 14th Gen Meteor Lake and 15th Gen Arrow Lake processors will arrive on an all-new desktop processor platform based on the LGA 2551 socket. 14th Gen Intel Meteor Lake and 15th Gen Arrow Lake desktop processors …

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Tau Herculids Meteor Shower Shows ‘Decent’ Display

Some lucky night sky watchers spotted a brand new meteor shower on Monday night as Earth passed through the debris trail of a crumbling comet. night sky, according to EarthSky.com, which described the meteor shower as “decent”. NASA had described the meteor shower as “an all-or-nothing event”. The comet, officially known as 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, or SW3, …

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New tau Herculid meteor shower drops bright fireballs, but no ‘meteor storm’, for astronomers (photos)

A tau Herculids meteor streaks above sandstone formations in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, May 30, 2022 in this photo by Ethan Miller of Getty Images. The shooting star came from bursts of comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, or SW3. (Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Brilliant ‘shooting stars’ from a new meteor shower lit up the night …

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Infrared image of Comet SW3 taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in 2006. The comet has been breaking up since 1995, providing possible conditions for a meteor shower Monday evening.

A never-before-seen meteor shower could light up Utah skies on Monday

Infrared image of comet SW3 taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope in 2006. The comet has been crashing since 1995, providing possible conditions for a meteor shower on Monday evening. (NASA, JPL, Caltech) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Patience could pay off for stargazers on Monday night as a new meteor …

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Potential new meteor shower from shattered comet has scientists excited

This Memorial Day weekend, Earthlings — especially those in North America — may be treated to the sight of another meteor shower. Those meteors could erupt 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 eagerly …

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Boom or collapse? How a “meteor storm” is possible next Monday evening.

Placeholder while loading article actions Astronomers are reporting that there is a chance a “meteor storm” will occur next Monday evening. It probably won’t happen, but if it does, the display could be absolutely otherworldly. The next Tau Herculid meteor shower usually only produces a trickle of shooting stars between mid-May and mid-June, but there’s …

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