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Don’t miss next week’s spectacular Taurid meteor shower

Don’t miss next week’s spectacular Taurid meteor shower

Over the next week, keep a close eye on the night sky for an exceptionally bright meteor, as there’s a chance Earth will encounter a swarm of unusually large particles capable of creating some truly eye-popping brilliance. fireballs, the kind that cause unsuspecting citizens to call the police.

Every year around this time, the Earth undergoes a broad stream of debris left by the periodic period comet Encke. The dusty material associated with this comet hits Earth’s atmosphere at approximately 30 km per second and burns up creating the Taurid meteor shower.





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