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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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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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